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Paul Merson waxes lyrical about Tottenham defender Rose

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Paul Merson waxes lyrical about Tottenham defender Rose

Lucas Moura understandably stole the show in midweek following his remarkable contribution to beat Ajax in the Champions League.

The Brazilian attacker popped up with the goods in the second-half of a semi-final second leg, where his team were trailing 3-0 on aggregate at the time.

He produced a stunning hat-trick in Amsterdam to earn Spurs a shot against Liverpool in the Champions League final after progressing on the away goals rule.

But the North London club had heroes all over the park too and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has highlighted the role of defender Danny Rose.

The 28-year-old has managed to reignite his best form this season and become a regular once again in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He’s shown an incredible desire and work-rate throughout the club’s European run, which will culminate in the all-English final.


“Danny Rose was unreal in the second leg. He put in a proper full back’s performance. He attacked well. Defended well. Made good decisions,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.

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TBR’s View:

Rose is now back at the level where he’s performing like one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and it seemed unlikely after his injury-hit campaign last year.

The attack-minded full-back has now made 36 appearances across all competitions this term and is set to start in a Champions League final.

He’s chipped in with five assists so far this campaign and is a constant attacking threat when he bombs forward.

The English flyer is also so difficult to beat one-on-one and is turning into one of the senior members within the Spurs squad that leads by example.

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