Sunderland feels like home, admits Danny Rose

The on-loan Tottenham defender has hinted at his desire to make his move to Wearside permanent if first-team opportunities are not forthcoming at White Hart Lane next season
Danny Rose has hinted at his desire to make his loan move from Tottenham to Sunderland permanent by admitting that Wearside "feels like home".

The left-back struggled to earn a place in Spurs' first team after moving to White Hart Lane as a 17-year-old from Leeds for £1 million in 2007.

Rose has already surpassed the total number of league appearances he has made for Tottenham with Sunderland this season and has established himself as a firm favourite among Black Cats supporters.

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"I feel as if I can't do much wrong here," Rose told the Northern Echo. "It feels like home. When my mum and dad come here everyone at the stadium knows their names and they make them feel really welcome.

"Whenever I go anywhere, the fans go out of their way to try to speak to me. It's brilliant and I've never had that before. I would be lucky if I could get that anywhere else, playing for another team in the league.

"When I was at Spurs I was not playing very often, I was on the bench a lot more than I am here, but my dad just wanted to be at every game I would be involved in.

"I would tell him not to come because I knew in myself I wouldn't get on. Now he is here every match at Sunderland and my mum has come to a lot more games this season too.

"She has stayed up quite a lot and it has been great. My friends are up most weekends as well. It's like being a kid again, it's brilliant."

Despite his lack of opportunities in north London, Rose insists he does not regret moving to Tottenham at such a young age but concedes that he might have benefited from remaining at Leeds for another season.

"I'm glad I made the move, I just wished I'd played a few more games for Tottenham than I have," he explained.

"I wouldn't normally say I'd like to change anything about my past but I maybe did the move a season too soon."