Throughout the season, Spurs have been linked with a number of left back options and many of us had been hoping that the club would follow one through in the summer. Danny Rose has failed to impress for the majority of the campaign but have his contributions in our last two matches earned him another run in the Tottenham defence?
Scoring goals has nothing to do with his main job but it does get you noticed and after notching the winner at Stoke, Rose came closest to pulling one back in the Upton Park defeat.
Predictably, current head coach Tim Sherwood has given the player his backing.
“The fans want to improve all the time but there’s no guarantee that someone’s going to come in from the outside and be any better than Danny Rose or any other player,” Sherwood said.
“Danny’s done well. He’s only young and he’s still learning. He went out on loan last season and proved himself in the Premier League against our opposition.
“He had to go out and do that at Sunderland and it was a good development phase for him. But he’s still got things to learn and he appreciates that, and he works hard to try to get better. He needs to improve all different factors of his game.
Tim went on to claim credit for a crucial change in position.
“Don’t forget that Danny’s only been a left-back for a few seasons. I had a chat with him probably three or four years ago and said that, in my opinion, if he was going to play at the top level in the Premier League, he needed to switch his position to play left-back. At first he was a little apprehensive but he’s bought into it.”
If Sherwood stayed then you can see which path this would follow but do you expect the club to make the left back slot a priority in the summer?