Danny Rose has signed a new 5-year contract with Tottenham. The left-back is obviously prepared to fight for his position in the team following the signing of Ben Davies from Swansea City.
The news that Danny Rose has agreed a new contract with Spurs has been met unfairly with derision and criticism from some Tottenham supporters on Twitter. The signing of Ben Davies from Swansea City had led many supporters to believe that Danny Rose would want to leave White Hart Lane as he was not sure of a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice team.
An example of the criticism comes from Danny Sheen (@Chessspur) who tweeted,
Danny Rose signs 5 year contract !! Who is responsible for this ? They need sacking !!!…. #idiot
— Darren Sheen (@chessspur) July 31, 2014
Danny Rose joined Tottenham in 2007 from Leeds United and progressed through the Academy to make his full debut in spectacular fashion with a stunning goal against Arsenal in April, 2010. With limited opportunities in the team he went to Sunderland on loan, for the 2012-12 season where he was one of the north-east club’s better players.
On returning to Spurs last season, Rose was given a chance to stake a place as first choice left-back with Benoit Assou-Ekotto going on loan to Queen’s Park Rangers. Unfortunately, early in the season he was injured in a Europa League game in mid-September.
With no cover at left-back, this necessitated the use of Jan Vertonghen at left back, unbalancing the team. Rose was out until December and returned at a bad time for Spurs as Andre Villas-Boas left a few days later and Tim Sherwood took over.
Rose’s form through the remainder of the season was disappointing as was that of most of the defenders in the team. He scored the winning goal at Stoke but was fortunate to avoid being sent off in a later incident which lifted the home support. As the home fans targeted Danny Rose so the Spurs supporters backed their man.
Many expected Rose to be one of the players leaving White Hart Lane this summer but the new contract shows that Pochettino is prepared to work with him. While, presumably Ben Davies will be first choice at left-back, the manager will use Rose as backup and in Cup and European games. With Rose available as cover, it means that Vertonghen will be able to play in his favoured and best position in central defence.
Twitter Support for Danny Rose
Fortunately, some supporters are prepared to give Danny Rose a chance to prove himself and tweeted their support and acceptance of Tottenham’s decision.
Jon (@Big_Billy_Bagel) tweeted,
Actually don't mind him as back up really, especially if Poch can improve him – but he does need improving
— Jon (@big_billy_bagel) July 31, 2014
PREOSPURS! (@preospurs) tweeted,
can we stop slagging own players off and back them please ~#thfc
— PREOSPURS! (@preospurs) July 31, 2014
Chris Yido (@christianbn) tweeted,
— Chris Yido (@christianbn) July 31, 2014
Danny Rose is still a young player and hopefully with the correct guidance and coaching from Pochettino and his team he will develop as a full-back. Thankfully not all Tottenham fans are opposed to the club’s decision to give Danny Rose a new contract.