Rose: 'There was a bit of anger in that celebration'
28 August 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Danny Rose’s face said it all really.
The flying full-back had just levelled against Liverpool in Saturday’s frantic encounter at the Lane.
Danny buried his chance at the far post, stumbled, got up and was engulfed by his team-mates.
What was going through his mind? “There was a bit of anger in there because we’d not played as well as we would have liked and not created as many chances as we wanted,” he said.
“History tells us under this manager that once we get a goal back we’re right at it and chase teams down and we all hoped in the last 20 minutes we’d hunt them down. We tried, we huffed and puffed and we were a bit unlucky.”
Taking about what was going through Danny's mind - how about the moment when he controlled Eric Dier’s cross and time seemed to stand still?
“First, I was worried about my first touch and after that, I had time to think about it and if I'd hit it how I wanted to hit it, the goalkeeper would probably have saved it,” he reflected.
“I caught it off my ankle and that’s the only place the ball could have gone. I’m over the moon that I’ve managed to earn the club a point.”
Below: Players celebrate with Danny after the equaliser
Earlier, Danny had the best view in the house as Michel Vorm produced a world-class save to deny the dangerous Phillipe Coutinho from point-blank range in the opening stages of the first half - one of a few saves the Dutch stopper made in the first period.
“I was already walking back to the half-way line, admitted Danny. “I thought Coutinho had scored.
“Michel is a huge credit, the fans don’t see how hard he trains day in, day out and he should be an inspiration to all young players at the club because that is how you conduct yourself - and when you get your chance, as he has, he’s been phenomenal.”