Rose has truly excelled for Tottenham this season, despite many suggesting his days were numbered.
The English left-back said: “I feel I’m doing well and that’s down to the gaffer and the Chairman. The Club gave me a new contract at the start of the season and in that respect, I owe them a lot and I thank them for that. This season, I’ve just listened to the gaffer and if he says I’ve done wrong, I’ve done wrong but if he says I’ve done well, that’s great.”
Many expected Rose to be out the door of White Hart Lane last summer, following the arrival of highly-rated Ben Davies from Swansea, but the 24-year-old was rewarded a new contract and he has not looked back.
33 games have brought a return of three goals and five assists, as well international recognition with England.
The biggest beneficiary of Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival in North London, Rose’s physical play works well on Pochettino’s high-pressing system, and his lack of defensive positioning is not an obvious fault.
He appears to have grown out of all the issues associated with him in his past - the frequently erratic displays have stopped - and it is no surprise that Rose is now seen as one of the best left-backs in the entire Premier League.
At 24, Rose still has a long way to develop, and if he continues on his upwards trajectory it would come as no surprise to see him truly excel as a top level defender in the not too distant future.