Rose looks to the future after signing new Spurs deal

Saturday 02 Aug 2014
Former U21 international Rose signs new Spurs deal
Former England Under-21 international Danny Rose is relishing the challenge of establishing himself as Tottenham Hotspur’s first-choice left back after committing his future to the club.

The 24-year-old defender knows that competition for places in the side will be fierce as the new Premier League campaign draws near. And the arrival of Ben Davies from Swansea only adds to that – but Rose believes the challenge will only improve him as a player.

“I’m over the moon to sign my new contract,” he told “I’m glad it’s been sorted and now I can focus on the start of the season.

“We’ve brought in Ben Davies now and I’m hoping he can improve me"

Danny Rose


“Working under Mauricio [Pochettino] has been brilliant. It’s been a hard couple of weeks, but we’ve just got back from North America where we went through our first three games unbeaten, so we’re all happy and everyone has a good understanding of what the manager wants to implement.

“We’ve brought in Ben Davies now and I’m hoping he can improve me, and likewise I’m hoping I can help him settle in and help him improve his game as well.

“There are two or three good players in each position at the Club and we’re all excited for the start of the season.”

Having been at the club since 2007, he is planning on facing the tough battle for the left-back spot head – and staying injury free.

“This season, first and foremost, I want to stay injury-free,” he added. “I had a small, annoying injury at the start of last season that kept me out for a while and when I came back I was a bit inconsistent with my performances so I’m determined to improve on that this time.

“From a club point of view I hope we can be a bit more consistent as well because we lost to and drew with teams that we feel we should be beating last season, so while this season will be a difficult one, we’re all looking forward to it.”

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer