Tottenham Defender Danny Rose emphasized how much his team-mate Harry Kane loves the club while revealing that the striker has a nasty streak.
Kane recently posted a picture of him practicing on Instagram. If his immense love for playing football, especially from the English side, does not show in his focused look in the picture, nothing will.
However, Kane’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation over the last few weeks, fueled by the player himself, having confessed that he would have to leave Spurs if they could not match his ambition.
The captain of England has always said how much he wants to win the trophies with his boyhood club, and Rose, who is currently on a loan at Newcastle, says it’s obvious.
“With Harry, we all hope his goals and his performances will merit a trophy one way or another during his career, but Tottenham means the world to him,” he told the Lockdown Tactics podcast about Kane.
Rose also revealed how Spurs were interested in signing Harry Maguire from Hull after he made an early impression on Mauricio Pochettino.
“Touching on Harry, we played Hull at White Hart Lane and I think we won 2-0 or 3-0, I think Brucey (Steve Bruce) was manager, and straight away our gaffer was all over Harry. I think they were in for him. Once Poch had took a liking to him, I started to notice him straight away.”
Rose also reveals the harsher side to Kane. One of the stories that came out of Tottenham ‘s memorable run to last season’s Champions League final was Kane’s half-time intervention in the Ajax semi-final second leg. “One that sticks out is Ajax,” Rose explained.
It was 3-0 on aggregate, and Kane produced a passionate speech in the dressing room, preceded by a memorable comeback:
“He was injured but he came to Amsterdam and we were losing 2-0 at half-time, 3-0 on aggregate and he was watching in the stands.
“He came down and he just ripped into us basically. Just telling us we weren’t good enough and a certain player (Frenkie De Jong) was running the show for Ajax, what were we going to do about it? We had to pull our fingers out.
“He’s switched quite a few times Harry. You wouldn’t think it but when he goes, he loses it, but in a good way. He wants you to do better. He wants the best for himself but also for his team-mates.”
He ends this anecdote on a heartfelt note, though, “We know that and when you see him disappointed, it’s just one of those things that when you’re on Harry’s team in training you win. It’s not a coincidence.
“You just don’t want to be on a losing side when you’re on Harry’s side, even in training. He’s got that aura that you want to do the best you can.”