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Tottenham left-back Danny Rose said he would be the first one to know if the club were trying to sign a new player for his position.
The 23-year-old returned from injury last night against Anzhi Makhachkala. Left-back has become a problem position for Spurs in his absence, with Kyle Naughton sometimes looking out of his depth and Jan Vertonghen making it clear he would rather be at centre-back.
That has prompted rumours linking Andre Villas Boas with January moves for other left-backs. Rose says it’s down to him to prove that a new signing is not necessary.
He told the Daily Mail: “Of course that is my job (to prove Tottenham do not need another left-back). I would be the first one to find out if the club were looking to do that.
“I thought the club were going to do that in August, so I went to see the manager, sat down with him and he told me it was not true and if the club was going to do that he would come and speak to me first hand.
“I have got a lot of respect for the manager and he has got a lot of respect for me. He treats me as one of the big players here and it is the first time I have had that at this club.”
Rose had been out of action for three months with a foot injury.