Full back looking to impress on return.
Tottenham Hotspur full back Danny Rose is hoping to make full use of his chances in the first team this season and nail down a regular first team spot under Andre Villas-Boas, Sky Sports reports.
The England under-21 international enjoyed a fine loan spell at Sunderland last term and has returned to north London this summer for an extended run in the club’s pre season programme.
And now he has insisted that he intends to break into the first team under AVB after rejecting claims that he will be looking to go out on loan again this time around.
“This is the most I’ve played in pre-season,” he said. “It’s nice to have a manager who gives you a chance and is not afraid to drop certain players.”
Cameroonian international Benoit Assou-Ekotto has not featured at all during the pre season amidst concerns over his fitness, causing speculation over his future as the club have been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao.
“Obviously I know Spurs have been in the top four or five clubs for the last five seasons or so, so I know it’s hard for anyone to break through, but at the same time it is frustrating and it’s great that now the gaffer is not afraid to drop people if you’re not performing or training hard enough.
“I enjoyed every minute at Sunderland. It’s a club that I’d love to go and play for again because they’re the only team at this minute which has given me a chance to play week in week out.
“I enjoyed every minute of it and now I’ve experienced it, coming here and sitting on the bench is not something I’d be looking to do.
“I love this club, but if I don’t play regularly then I’m not going to be happy, just like everyone else wouldn’t be happy.
“I wouldn’t be going on loan again. If I wasn’t playing then a loan’s not an option for me now. I want to get settled somewhere, playing week in week out.”