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Spurs man outlines England ambitions

28 Mar

Danny Rose hopes to follow up a debut to remember by securing a place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.



Tottenham: Spurs man outlines England ambitionsTottenham: Spurs man outlines England ambitions

England have impressive strength in depth at left-back, with Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw, Ryan Bertrand and Kieran Gibbs having all played there in recent years.

West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell has not been able to get a look in as a result and in-form Rose has had to bide his time.

The Tottenham full-back finally got his chance in the Olympiastadion on Saturday, playing the entirety of England’s remarkable 3-2 comeback win against Germany.

“It’s a great achievement for me, my club, my family,” Rose said. “I feared the worst going 2-0 down but the lads showed a great attitude and we thoroughly deserved to win the game.

“We have had a couple of meetings during this camp. (England coach) Ray Lewington has spoken about there being more leaders on the pitch and once you go 1-0 or 2-0 down you look for your leaders.

“You hope they can dig you out and give you more confidence and Harry’s scored a brilliant first goal and we thoroughly deserved it.”

It was a particularly special night for Tottenham, as four of their players started in Berlin.

Harry Kane started the comeback with a fine goal and Eric Dier secured victory in stoppage-time, but Dele Alli was the star man.

The teenager was playing in League One for MK Dons less than a year ago, but once again shone in England’s midfield.

“He has set his standards very high,” Rose said. “He is not fazed by any opponent or any team, he is a pleasure to play with.

“For Tottenham to nick him for B£5million is a great bargain.”

Alli, Kane and Dier have now seemingly cemented their place in England’s Euro 2016 squad – something Rose is dreaming of after his debut.

“There is very good competition at left-back,” he said. “England are spoilt for choice at left-back.

“I’ve had to bide my time but there’s a saying ‘better late than never’. “I hope I can just continue this good form I have shown at Tottenham over the last two years and I hope I can make it on the plane come the end of May, start of June.”

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