In an exclusive interview with Football Insider, ex-England international Paul Robinson has hailed compatriot Danny Rose as a ‘real coup‘ following Newcastle’s acquisition of the player on loan until the end of the season.
Rose, who signed for the Magpies after falling out of favour under Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, is hoping to reignite the fine form which helped guide his parent club to the Champions League final last season. The Englishman, who played three games for the national team during their Euro 2020 qualification campaign (SofaScore), will also be looking to reaffirm his favour under England boss Gareth Southgate whilst on Tyneside. Indeed, it appears the left-back has plenty of motivation to impress at St.James’ Park, all the while potentially helping to fill the void left by previous favourite Jetro Willems, who is out for the rest of the season.
Compared to Willems, Rose has managed fewer tackles on average over his 10 starts for Spurs (1.5) this season but does reign supreme to the Dutchman when it comes to clearances (2.5) and offsides won (0.3), as per WhoScored.com – perhaps hinting that the 29-year-old can offer something different at the back. Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Robinson certainly concurs with that theory, stating to Football Insider that Newcastle have landed an ‘outstanding addition‘.
Is Danny Rose too good for Newcastle in their current state?
“I like Danny Rose,” he explained.
“I like the way he plays, I like his attitude. I think his honesty is refreshing. When he’s interviewed he’s very honest, very straightforward, and I like that about him.
“I think he’ll be an outstanding addition for Newcastle. I think he’s a very good left-back, I think he’s still got a lot to give attacking-wise and defensively.
“He’ll be a huge signing for them, a real coup to pull off a signing of somebody of that level. Maybe his opportunities were limited at Spurs, but sometimes that happens in football, so fair play to Danny Rose [for accepting a loan exit].”
Whether or not Rose lives up to the hype is debatable, but judging by Robinson’s verdict, they could have done much worse.
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