Stalteri: This is the main difference between Walker and Rose

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Paul Stalteri has explained what he sees as the key difference between two current defenders.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Paul Stalteri explained to talkSPORT what he sees as the main difference between the side’s current full-backs.

Mauricio Pochettino’s defence has been under pressure in their last couple of games, conceding six goals in their last two matches, with the full-back areas parts of the side which have come in for criticism.

Stalteri has tried to explain what he sees as the main differences between Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, to offer an insight into how they play.

“I remember Danny coming through as a young player. He’s strong, a real low centre of gravity player, good on the ball,” said Stalteri.

“Kyle Walker is different, he’s got a lot more experience at that level - Full credit to him, he’s made that position his own.”

Rose is a very good player going forward, but sometimes gets caught out of position leaving space in behind, which leaves Jan Vertonghen to leave his central position to cover.

That creates space through the middle of the team, which in turn leaves Tottenham exposed to the counter attack.

Rose is a very quick player and in direct duels he’s difficult to get the better of.

Walker relies on his experience much more when he’s in difficult positions down the right hand side.

He had a stinker against Manchester United, but is a very determined player and will be keen to end the season well with Tottenham over the next couple of months.

At the moment, they are the main men in their positions and rather than allowing complacency to creep in, they should be determined to develop and to get stronger, eradicating their weaknesses.

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