Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that he thought Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose was ‘exceptional’ in England’s recent friendly against Germany.
Rose started his first match for the Three Lions against Germany, and his performance was a highly impressive one.
The former Leeds United trainee looked assured on the international stage, as he helped England pick up a 3-2 win over Joachim Loew’s side.
And Keown says that it is easy to see just how confident Rose is at the moment, due to his good form for Spurs.
“On the flanks I thought Danny Rose was exceptional against Germany,” the former Arsenal defender said.
“He was like a rubber man, bouncing into challenges before springing back up for another one.
“He looks very confident and knows he is making the right decisions.”
Rose has given himself a chance of being named in England’s squad for EURO 2016, after his performance against Germany.
Not only did the 25-year-old look assured in a defensive sense, but he also provided the Three Lions with great thrust going forward.
It is a role that Rose has been playing adeptly for Spurs throughout the campaign so far, and he appears to be going from strength to strength under Mauricio Pochettino.
There were doubts over Rose’s ability when Pochettino first arrived, but the left-back has established himself as a key part of a Tottenham team which has the best defensive record of any Premier League side this season.