Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm Nowhere near a Call-Up for England, Admits Rose

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm Nowhere near a Call-Up for England, Admits Rose

Article excerpt

Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent

DANNY ROSE has surprisingly dismissed his chances of earning an England recall even though he is one of the few eligible left-backs playing regularly at the top level.

The Tottenham player was named in the senior squad for the first time at the start of the season, ahead of matches against Switzerland and Norway, but was unable to play because of injury.

Rose has been a regular in the Premier League, making 20 appearances and establishing himself as Mauricio Pochettino's first choice in that competition, ahead of PS10million summer signing Ben Davies. Yet despite playing a key role for a side aiming to qualify for next season's Champions League, Rose says it is unrealistic for him to have international ambitions.

He told Standard Sport: "I'm going to be honest: I don't see myself anywhere near the international squads. It's just how it is. Leighton Baines is quite rightly the first choice, then Ryan Bertrand is doing very well at Southampton. Kieran Gibbs and Luke Shaw are ahead of me, too, and I'm a big fan of Aaron Cresswell at West Ham.

"I don't see myself anywhere near. I was there at the start of the season through other people's injuries. It doesn't bother me. Tottenham is my top priority and as long as I do well for them I'll be very happy. Am I playing well enough to be in the squad? I'm not sure. I know I'm more consistent than last season, when I was a bit hit and miss, and I'm trying to put that right.

"I can do that by limiting the mistakes I make or trying to chip in with a goal or an assist here and there, so I've improved from last season. If I can get better season after season, then I will have a good career."

Rose's candour is refreshing but his pessimism is perhaps excessive. It is possible that he is speaking in this way to mask disappointment at being left out by Roy Hodgson for the subsequent Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino, Estonia and Slovenia, yet Rose's form is far better now than it was then. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.