Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino believes that Danny Rose is the “best left full-back” in the Premier League and deserves a spot in the England squad.
The 24-year-old has established himself at White Hart Lane this season, making 21 league appearances and scoring two goals.
However, his sometimes erratic defensive positioning has led to question marks about his true quality, and recent Three Lions squads suggest that Leighton Baines of Everton, Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs and Manchester United’s big money teenager Luke Shaw are all ahead of him in the pecking order under Roy Hodgson.
With Rose eligible to play for Jamaica at international level he may well turn his back on the country of his birth as he’s yet to be capped at a senior level, but Pochettino believes that he’s more than deserving of a spot in the England squad, and that he’s actually the best player in his position in the Premier League:
“In my opinion he has been the best left full-back so far this season – his performances have been great,” he is quoted by talkSPORT.
“But it’s not my decision, it’s always Roy Hodgson’s decision.”