Danny Rose sends defiant message to the critics after strong start

England international Danny Rose has said that he has nothing to prove to anyone after re-establishing himself as a regular for club and country. The left-sided defender was left out of the pre-season tour of Asia this summer and reports thereafter emerged that he could head through the exit door at the earliest opportunity.

However, that was certainly not the case and he has now managed to redeem himself by starting the opening four league games for Spurs while reclaiming a starting role with the England national side. Speaking to reporters, Rose said that he does not need to prove himself at the present point of time and he has a manager, who trusts his abilities at the club level, he said: “I don’t need to prove myself to anybody. I have a manager at club level who knows me. You look at last season – I played in the quarter-final of the Champions League, I played in the semi-finals of Champions League, I played in the final. So I’ve got a manager there who believes in me.”

Meanwhile, the experienced defender came up with a similar statement for Gareth Southgate, who has chosen him ahead of Ben Chilwell, he added: “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. I don’t feel I’ve got anything to prove to anybody and I feel as if I’ve done enough over the years to prove my worth.”

Rose has been prone to the odd defensive mistake and one of those came during the shock 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United where he should have provided cover to Davinson Sanchez prior to the Magpies goal. Nonetheless, he has been able to command a regular starting role ahead of Ben Davies and it remains to be seen whether that would tempt him to pen a contract extension. Rose has less than two years remaining on his current deal with the club.