Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has revealed that he got a new contract because he showed his commitment to the club.
Rose has been at Tottenham since 2007 when he moved from Leeds United, but he has not always been very convincing.
The former England Under-21 international has spent time away from the North London club in recent years, playing for Bristol City and Sunderland among others on loan.
However, Rose has flourished under new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino this season and has been a key player for them so far.
The former Leeds star has now revealed that before signing a new deal in the summer, he got an unexpected phone call from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
‘He wanted to know that I was committed and ready to fight for the club and fight for the cause before I signed it’, The London Evening Standard quotes Rose as saying.
‘I like to think people can see how committed I am and how determined I am to be a success. It has not been easy. There were doubts and going into this season I did wonder whether I would be playing.
‘But I’m not complacent and I’m always striving to improve. I can’t take anything for granted, I know I’m only one bad game from losing my place with strong competition here’.