Former Chelsea and Aston Villa forward Tony Cascarino has claimed that Danny Rose’s recent struggles are down to the fact that the defender has lost a half a yard of pace over the last eighteen months.
Rose was shipped out on loan to Newcastle United for the rest of the season after reportedly falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho (Daily Mail).
In the few opportunities that he’s had this season, the 29-year-old has looked a shadow of his previous self and made some poor errors.
Cascarino believes that since the full back’s game was so reliant on pace and aggression, the injuries and loss of sharpness have seen him become a shadow of the player he once was.
The pundit, however, backed Rose to come good at the Magpies this campaign.
Watch what Cascarino said about the Spurs defender during his appearance on talkSPORT:
“He looks like he’s lost that half a yard that makes a massive difference.” ⚡️
“Especially for a full-back. He’s just lost it slightly and Jose has made a call.”@TonyCascarino62 says Danny Rose is not the player now that he once was.
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 8, 2020
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While there is a case to be made that perhaps Rose’s injuries and lack of sharpness blunted his game, I actually thought he was getting back to his best towards the tail end of last season. Unfortunately more than physical issues, I believe it is a lack of hunger to prove himself and establish himself again in the first team that has bought an end to Rose’s time at the club.
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