Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose combined brilliantly with Ryan Mason to notch his side’s second goal in a cagey 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday.
It was a moment of real quality in an otherwise mediocre game for Spurs, though the goal was a real highlight on a personal note for the former Leeds United academy product.
As per Opta Stats, the 24-year-old notched his third Premier League goal of the season – more than his previous five years combined and the most he’s ever struck in a single campaign.
3 - Danny Rose has scored as many PL goals this season (3) as the previous five campaigns combined. Bloom.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) Mayo 16, 2015
It further underlines the progression Rose has made this season, especially considering he was expected to be in and out of the side owing to the summer acquisition of Ben Davies from Swansea City.
Rose has earned the right to be labelled Spurs’ number one left-back and garnered widespread praise for his performances this season, not least from his boss Mauricio Pochettino.
“I didn't speak to Danny about Jamaica [who have reportedly offered Rose an international chance through his grandparents] but I think so far he has been the best left-back in England this season. His performance has been great, he's been fantastic,” the Argentine told the Mirror in March.
Rose still has plenty of time on his side to go on and achieve greater things at White Hart Lane, but becoming a creative outlet is an aspect of his game he could work on.
Fellow Premier League left-backs Leighton Baines, Aaron Cresswell and Alberto Moreno lead the charge in terms of assists but the potential is definitely there for Rose to do more in the final third.