A few seasons back, Daniel Lee Rose was regarded as one of the most-promising left back discoveries in the EPL and he attested to that fact when he signed for Tottenham in 2007 from Leeds United for £1m.
Joining Tottenham Hotspurs in 2007 currently makes him Tottenham’s longest-serving player though he is not currently registered to play for the team most of this season.
Unfortunately for Danny Rose, he has not been able to fulfill his full potentials at White Hart Lane since he joined the London-based club.
The competition for first-team place in that position has been fierce since 2007 whern he joined Tottenham as players like Benoît Assou-Ekott, Ben Davies and Gareth Bale relegated Danny to a series of loans outside the club and just a handful of cameo appearances for the spurs – especially during the 2013/2014 season when Danny had the opportunity to own the position.
Due to lack of sought opportunities while on loan, the Spurs hierarchy questioned his reliability and was forced to depend on other players to play the left-back role and this equally pushed Danny to the bottom of the ladder for that position.
Ironically, Danny actually started his career as a Left Attacking Winger but transformed himself to a left-back player in 2007 when Harry Redknapp advised him to make the switch based on the stiff competition that always existed and still exists for that position at top clubs club and national-team levels.
I personally think football has been unfair to Danny as he does deserves to be the 1st choice left-back of any EPL team (outside the top 7) without having to watch games from the sidelines.
Right now, Jose Mourinho has finally helped him nail his coffin at Tottenham by not naming him as a first team Tottenham Hotspurs squad member for the 2020-2021 season.
Danny’s first EPL game for Tottenham was a game to remember as he scored a rocket launcher on his debut against the Spurs’ fiercest rivals: Arsenal FC. One would have thought that was the beginning of great things for the experienced left back at Tottenham since returning from his Peterborough United’s loan transfer.
Today, Danny hopes to restart his career outside Tottenham and the EPL. Hopefully, opportunities outside the EPL will help him restart his career and possibly put in contention for the Three Lions’ left back position in the nearest future before he finally retires.
Afterall, many left backs like Maldini, Ashley Cole, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Roberto Carlos, Paolo Maldini e.t.c. played that position till their mid-30s though the tempo of today’s football scene requires more from today’s players.
We wish him the best as he seeks a new challenge outside England.
Hopefully, Danny will rise again (without the use of Viagra).