Tottenham star Danny Rose has thanked Ben Davies for pushing him to greater heights as a full-back this season.
Rose’s future was uncertain when Mauricio Pochettino first arrived at Spurs in May 2014, especially after the new boss made Ben Davies one of his first signings from Swansea.
The two left-backs, however, have interchanged throughout the current campaign, with Rose holding a slight lead in league starts but he knows he can’t let up for one minute with Davies breathing down his neck.
“It’s great competition,” Rose said.
“I’m thankful Ben is here because he’s helped me improve and I hope I’ve helped him improve. Whenever he plays, I see it as a chance to learn from him.
“I watch him and he makes the under-lapping runs so well, the timing of his runs, and it’s something I need to improve in my game.
“I’m sure Kyle (Walker) will be thankful (fellow right-back) Kieran (Trippier) is here too because Kieran is having a great first season. He has managed to chip in with a couple of assists. I’m over the moon for everyone.”