Rose in no rush to return to Tottenham

The left-back has started just eight Premier League matches for Spurs since joining in 2007 and is adamant he will not turn down loan opportunities merely to sit on the bench
Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, currently on loan at Sunderland, has hinted that he could leave Spurs if the north London club are unable to offer him first-team football.

The 22-year-old, who has been in impressive form for the Black Cats this season, is adamant that he will not spend next season on the bench.

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"I honestly do not know what will happen next season," he told reporters. "I do love Tottenham, they have done a lot for me over the years, I will be forever grateful for the stage I am at now. It's hugely down to them.

"But I am not prepared to go back to sit on the bench and watch other people play football. I've done that enough."

Rose has started twice as many league games for Sunderland as he did in six years at Tottenham, and believes regular game time is crucial to his hopes of playing for the England national team.

"I've got friends progressing into the England team and being in the squads,” he continued. “I'd like to think one day I'll have a shot at doing that.

"I'll only get that when I'm playing week-in, week-out, and I'm doing that here. I'm enjoying it here and I love being back up north.

"Nothing has been discussed with the management here or the management there about what's going to happen next season.

"I want to reiterate I will not be looking to sit on somebody else's bench again."