The Spurs man has been encouraged to model his game on the Real Madrid star, but how do their stats compare?
Russia's Aleksandr Kokorin in action with England's Danny Rose
Earlier this week Tottenham fullback Danny Rose told the Mirror that current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a hugely positive impact on his development over the last couple of years, telling the 25-year-old to look to Real Madrid's Brazilian star Marcelo in terms of confidence with how he takes to the pitch.
It is undeniable that Rose has come on leaps and bounds in the time the Argentine, himself a former international defender, has been in charge of the club. It has been recognised with international caps in recent months, while the Spurs man was named the Premier League's best left back at the PFA awards in April.
Southampton's Cuco Martina in action with Tottenham's Danny Rose
With Real finishing in second place in La Liga and Spurs narrowly slipping to third, the two sides' league positions were similar. But if Rose is the English top flight's leading man in that position, and Marcelo well established as one of the best in the world, just how closely do they compare statistically in the season just gone?
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Despite Rose's impressive performances for Spurs, it is clear he has some way to go to match the level of Real's Brazilian star.
Marcelo trumps the England international in nearly every defensive and offensive category, with the exception of tackles won per game, though this may be explained by Real's general domination over the majority of La Liga compared to the much more competitive nature of the Premier League last season.
Real Madrid's Marcelo in action with Manchester City's Bacary Sagna
Of course, no one would expect Rose to be at Marcelo's level so easily, if it is possible at all, but it appears the former Leeds United academy graduate is at least developing in the same direction as the Real defender, particularly when it comes to utilising defensive tenacity alongside attacking threat.
One thing is for sure, if Rose makes more significant improvement in the coming season, he may well find himself being discussed as one of Europe's finest left backs - a far cry from some of the criticism levelled at him earlier in his career. And Spurs boss Pochettino should be proud of the role he has played in that development.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during training