Garth Crooks: Danny Rose v West Bromwich Albion ‘typified’ Tottenham Hotspur

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Garth Crooks is full of praise for Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose.

Garth Crooks has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose on BBC Sport.

The left-back was in fine form at the weekend during Spurs’ victory over West Bromwich Albiona way from home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rose took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 76%, put in two crosses, attempted one dribble, and made one interception, three clearances and two blocks at The Hawthorns.

Former Tottenham forward Crooks was impressed with the performance of the 24-year-old in the 3-0 win, and claimed that he typifies the kind of display that manager Mauricio Pochettino demands from his players.

“Danny Rose's actions in clearing a certain goal off the line while under pressure from Brown Ideye typified Tottenham's performance, and suggests that manager Mauricio Pochettino will have no trouble motivating his players between now and the 1 March final,” the 56-year-old told BBC Sport.

“It’s obvious from the performance of Rose and Mousa Dembele that the fight to secure a place in the side at Wembley is already under way.”

Competition for first-team places in the Tottenham side is indeed fierce, and one suspects that all the players will be determined to feature in the League Cup final against Chelsea at London’s Wembley Stadium on March 1.

It has taken a while, but Pochettino has finally drilled in his players that they need to work hard and give their all in each and every game.

Tottenham play a high pressing game, and the Argentine boss wants the players to maintain that intensity throughout the 90 minutes.

Rose has been able to do that and is now a key player in the Tottenham team. The former Leeds United prospect has made 17 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, scoring one goal and creating 15 chances in the process.

The Englishman also has a laudable pass accuracy of 80% in the Premier League, and he richly deserves the plaudits that he is getting at the moment.

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