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Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes swipe at former boss Harry Redknapp
3:06pm Monday 12th August 2013 in Sport
Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose believes he was not given a fair crack of whip by former boss, Harry Redknapp.
Rose, 23, spent last season on-loan at Premier League strugglers Sunderland, impressing during 29 league and cup outings for the Wearsiders.
Now back at White Hart Lane for pre-season, the England Under-21 international will be looking to oust regular left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto from his place in boss Andre Villas-Boas’ side.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Rose praised the Portuguese for his tendency to pick his starting XI based on form rather than reputation, in a thinly-veiled dig at former Spurs boss Redknapp.
“In the past I’ve never been able to compete fairly with Benoît, “ said Rose.
“Benoît’s been outstanding for the last three or four years, but now we’ve got a manager who treats people fairly, and he’s not afraid to drop people if they’re not performing, so I hope that can work well for me this season.”
Since making his debut for Spurs under Redknapp in 2010, Rose has made just seven more Premier League starts for the north Londoners.
Rose continued: “It’s not nice when you train hard every day and people are allowed to sack off training and still be in the starting XI. Sometimes it’s the name on the back of the shirt as well.”
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