In Focus – The revival of Danny Rose

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Tottenham Hotspur left it very late to grab the deserved winner against Brighton in the Premier League last night.

Spurs looked to be heading home with just the point, and the first non-win in their new stadium.

However, Eriksen’s 88th minute long-range arrow was enough to secure all three vital points for Spurs in the race for the top four.

Despite this late showing of heroics from the Great Dane, my man of the match has to go to a defender, namely Danny Rose.

This seems strange in a game in which Spurs had to do very little defending, but Rose encapsulated the spirit of the club in his 90 minute performance.

In his usual fashion, Rose was at it from minute one, bombing down the left as an overlapping fullback, and even cutting inside and driving into space on a number of occasions.

Not only this, but when Toby Alderweireld gave the ball away in a dangerous position, and Brighton poured forward on the break, it was Danny Rose who came to the rescue.

After covering the length of the pitch, Rose managed to help out his centre backs by sliding in with a last ditch goal-saving challenge.

This was greeted by a roar of ‘Danny, Danny Rose!’ from the White Hart Lane faithful.

Rose proceeded to go full blown into every challenge and run his socks off for the full 90 minutes.

My man of the match, hands down.

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  1. Good call. Danny has never got enough credit in my book, and has had a lot of crap thrown at him for speaking the truth in his time, and not only from rival fans.


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