English Premiership

Danny Rose looking to the positives

2019-09-09 10:01
Danny Rose (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose says he is "very happy" to feature in every Premier League game thus far, after seemingly being lined up for a departure in the off-season.

The left-back was made available for transfer and left off the club's pre-season tour to Asia as his time with Spurs looked to be over during the summer.

However, he was unable to secure a move away and has since started all four of Tottenham's Premier League games this season. He was also handed an England start in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday.

Rose, who is not afraid to be outspoken, is so far keeping his powder dry and says he is happy at how things have played out.

"It wasn't tough, it is what it is," he said. "Not everything that was publicised in the summer was entirely true and I think in the future I will have my say on everything that happened, but I don't want to focus on negativity at the minute.

"I guess I should be happy with maybe being up for sale and having started the first four games for Tottenham and the first England game of the campaign. I can't lie I am very happy."

Pochettino has been open to selling Rose for the last three transfer windows, but he has always remained the Argentinian's first-choice left-back.

The Spurs boss has also hinted at unrest in his squad as a number of players are unsure what the future holds, but Rose is just getting on with the job.

It remains to be seen what will happen in the January transfer window, but despite his precarious position at Spurs, Rose takes comfort in the faith his manager has in him.

The same can also be said of England boss Gareth Southgate, and Rose has no complaints.

"Then if you look at international, I've got a manager that whenever I've been available for selection I've been chosen. He fully believes in me and I'm very grateful."

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