Danny Rose optimistic of Tottenham’s Champions League possibilities: ‘I’d by no means ever write them off’
Danny Rose has refused to jot down off Tottenham Hotspur from successful this 12 months’s Champions League, regardless of his former group dropping closely to Leicester on Saturday in a 4-1 defeat.
Spurs begin their Champions League knockout marketing campaign on the San Siro, taking part in AC Milan over two legs within the final 16 of the competitors. Rose isn’t any stranger to this stage, having reached the knockouts on three separate events with Spurs throughout his time on the membership.
When requested what he believes Tottenham’s chances are high towards AC Milan over each legs, Rose appears assured that the North Londoners will progress to the quarter-finals.
“I am fairly assured – I do know they’re coming off the again of a nasty end result and a nasty efficiency on the weekend, however I am unsure it may get a lot worse than what it was towards Leicester,” Rose tells FourFourTwo.
“I financial institution on Spurs tonight, both getting a draw or nicking it and undoubtedly successful at house in a pair weeks time.”
With regards to later rounds, ought to Spurs progress, Rose sees no motive why they cannot go all the way in which. In spite of everything, his aspect in 2019 had been underdogs towards each Manchester Metropolis and Ajax, however nonetheless managed to dramatically beat each en path to the ultimate in Madrid.
He’s nonetheless lifelike along with his aspirations, although, and tries to not place an excessive amount of strain on Spurs as they nonetheless must beat AC Milan over two video games to even start excited about later rounds.
“Clearly it is dependent upon the ties in later rounds in the event that they get by, it’s important to get fortunate in that respect.
“I consider all of the groups which might be left in the meanwhile, I feel it is truthful to say that not many individuals can have Spurs down as one of many favourites to win it. However I’ve stated earlier than that the 12 months that we obtained to the ultimate – I do know we did not win it – there would not have been many who had us down to succeed in the ultimate, so I do not suppose Spurs must be whether or not folks suppose that they are favourites simply you already know.
“They only must take one recreation at a time and see the place it takes them. I would not say they’re one of many favourites however I’d by no means ever write them off.”
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Danny Rose spoke to FourFourTwo courtesy of BT Sport. BT Sport have unique rights to Champions League protection within the UK, with protection of Tottenham’s recreation towards AC Milan beginning at 7pm GMT on BT Sport 1.