Tottenham's Danny Rose says he is one month away from full fitness

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace and Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on...

The Tottenham Hotspur ace is gradually working his way back from a long-term injury.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

Spurs ace Danny Rose explained that he needs another month before he returns to full fitness, when speaking exclusively to ESPN, having only recently returned after a prolonged period on the sidelines.

The 27-year-old is no longer considered to be Tottenham's first choice left-back, with Ben Davies surpassing him in the pecking order at the club.

Rose has also been heavily linked with a move away from north London, with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City thought to both be keen on signing him, according to the Guardian.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur walks off the pitch after injury during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January 31, 2017 in...

The England international is still very much a Spurs player, however, and still has just under four years remaining on his current deal with the club.

Rose sat down for an interview with ESPN, sharing his desire to help his club go one step further and win a major trophy this season, although he did warn the fans not to expect the best out of him for at least another month:

"I am still not 100 percent yet. I have only had a couple of weeks of training so I probably still need another month of training and playing games. Hopefully, I can stay injury-free and Ben and I can contribute and help this club go one stage further this season."

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

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Tottenham and Rose now face a two-week lay-off due to the international break, and the 27-year-old will be hoping that he has retuned to his physical peak by the time his side's trip to Arsenal on November 18th comes around.

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