Danny Rose highlights the ‘great feeling’ when playing alongside Tottenham academy stars

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

The Tottenham left-back has been one of many academy players to really break through this season.

Rose has been a long-term member of Tottenham’s first-team squad, but he is starting to play alongside some of his fellow academy graduates, and he has told the official Spurs website what it is like to play alongside his youth teammates.

The left-back said: “It’s a great feeling. I’ve known them all for some time now - Andros, Ryan, Harry, Nabil and Kyle Walker as well. We have a connection and when someone is in trouble, we’ll be there to help.”

Rose has truly cemented himself as a key player for Mauricio Pochettino this season, despite many expecting him to lose his starting role following Ben Davies summer arrival from Swansea.

He has massively grown in stature, and his reputation has now reached the level where he is considered as one of the best English left-backs currently playing.

However, Rose is not the only Spurs academy star to be living up to his potential this term, following the breakthroughs of Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane.

Kyle Walker has long been a member of the first-team squad, but even he appears more settled and at a better level of ability with his long-term teammates around him during Premier League action.

Tottenham have been one of the real success stories in the Premier League this season, despite a finish that will likely see them outside of the Europa League places.

They have founded a new look ethos under Pochettino, focusing on youth development and moneyball principals, and it will be intriguing to see whether they can develop further into next season, with progression into Premier League contenders the real aim of the club.

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