The Academy graduate battled it out with Ben Davies for the left-back spot and admitted that competition pushed him on further.
The result was a super-consistent season with 34 appearances in all competitions - 28 in the Premier League - and four goals.
He scored against West Ham and Hull but the highlight was a goal in our thrilling 5-3 win in the Premier League on New Year's Day.
Signed from Leeds in July, 2007, Danny had a spell at Watford before making his Spurs debut in the League Cup win at his home-town team Doncaster in August, 2009.
Danny played 17 times on loan in the Championship for Bristol City in 2010-11, before starting our final four fixtures in the Premier League.
He will always be remembered for his full debut later that season. Selected for a crucial derby against Arsenal in April, 2010, he delivered with one of the all-time great derby goals, a full volley from fully 35 yards that flew home and saw us on the way to a 2-1 victory over the Gunners and eventually fourth place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification.
Danny featured 11 times in the Premier League for us in 2011-12 - starting three matches - and 20 times in all competitions.
He then took his place in Team GB for the Olympic Games in the summer alongside then team-mate Steven Caulker.
A regular England Under-21 international, Danny enjoyed a successful loan spell at Sunderland in 2012-13, where he made 29 appearances in all competitions including 25 starts in the Premier League. He was named Sunderland's Young Player of the Season.
Danny made his breakthrough for us in 2013-14. He was first-choice left-back at the start of the season, scored against Dinamo Tbilisi in August and looked set for the season until a foot injury sustained against Tromso in September ruled him out until December.
In fact, only injury kept him out of the side as he racked up 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice. His winner at Stoke in April was his first Premier League goal for us since his infamous volley against Arsenal on his debut almost four years earlier.
11 July 2015
24 June 2015
4 June 2015
18 May 2015
17 May 2015
View mobile site
© Tottenham Hotspur Ltd 2014. All rights reserved.
All photography copyright Action Images plc (unless otherwise stated)