Southampton's Cuco Martina in action with Tottenham's Danny Rose
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has told The Mirror that the club's young players should be feeling like they can play in the first team under Mauricio Pochettino.
Rose, 25, joined Spurs way back in 2007 having started out his career with Leeds United, and he initially signed up as a dangerous left winger.
England's Danny Rose in action with Netherlands' Luciano Narsingh
However, Rose converted to become a left back, and after spells with Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Sunderland, he became a key player for Tottenham.
A regular under Pochettino, Rose is now in line to start for England at this summer's European Championships, and he's not the only Tottenham player who could feature for Roy Hodgson's side.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Rose's Spurs team-mates Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all in contention to play for England, and much of the credit for that should go to manager Pochettino.
He has helped develop a host of young players at White Hart Lane, and now left back Rose has told The Mirror that he thinks it's a great achievement to have five Spurs players in the England squad this summer.
Tottenham's Danny Rose
Rose also offered a message to the Spurs youth academy players, telling them that they should feel optimistic of eventually playing first-team football at Tottenham, because manager Pochettino will always give chances to young English players.
"It’s a great achievement for Tottenham to have five players in the England squad," said Rose. "I’ve spoken to our manager and he quite openly said he loves working with English players. He said he’d be silly to come to manage an English club and not want to play English players."
"If I was an English kid at Tottenham in the Under-16s, U18s or U21s, I’d be very optimistic, believing I’d get my chance under this manager," he added.
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