Tottenham suffered heartache on in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, as they crashed out of the competition on penalties to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs took the game to penalties after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline, but Eric Dier and Lucas Moura failed fro convert from 12 yards as another push for silverware was squashed.
The North London club will be bitterly disappointed to fall short in the semi-finals, but were without key players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will also be able to take some positives out of the contest and second-choice striker Fernando Llorente at least got himself on the scoresheet.
But Spurs’ shining light of the night was defender Danny Rose.
Rose has had some difficult time in recent years with injuries and gone are the days where many considered him to be the best left-back in the Premier League.
But the 28-year-old is beginning to show that he is rekindling his best form with consistent displays of late and he was once again brilliant against Chelsea.
He came on as a first-half substitute for the injured Ben Davies and slotted straight into the full-back role with ease.
Rose helped nullify the scintillating wave of Chelsea attacks and in the second period provided an excellent attacking threat too.
His brilliant cross assisted Fernando Llorente’s headed goal and it was an indication that the defender is now somewhere back to his best.
He is the club’s outstanding full-back when on form and fans will be delighted the England international is impressing again.