Newcastle United’s Danny Rose has claimed that his own form isn’t up to the standard he would like right now and he’s striving to improve.
The Magpies signed the experienced defender in the January transfer window on loan for the rest of the season and he’s made six appearances in all competitions so far since his arrival at St James’ Park.
He is a left-back that has played 214 times for Spurs in his career, as well as earning 29 senior international caps for England and was a high-profile addition to Steve Bruce’s squad.
The 29-year-old made the mid-season switch on loan after falling out of favour with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, but has quickly made himself a regular int he Newcastle XI.
Rose has honestly admitted that his individual form isn’t where he wants it to be and noted it’s been a difficult few months.
“I’m over the moon that I’m playing every week, but if I’m being honest and critical of myself I’d say I’m not playing at the level that I want to be in terms of getting up and down the pitch, getting tight to my man,” Rose told NUTV.
“It’s been a difficult few months with myself not playing at Tottenham and I’m just sort of getting in the grove again. Game by game I feel better.”
Rose certainly had started to hit a decline during his time at Spurs and looked miles away from the energetic player that was once one of the outstanding full-backs in the Premier League.
But a move to a new club should bring the best out of him to rediscover his best form and on his day is an attack-minded left-back that should really improve Newcastle.
He’s got an FA Cup quarter-final with Manchester City on the horizon, plus the team are eight points above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.