Danny Rose Speaks on the exploratory Surgery he has undergone on his Left Knee and How he used a psychologist to overcome being ‘jealous and angry’ and think positive

According to the interview, Rose granted talksport, talksport owned by Wireless Group, is a sports radio station and the Global Audio Partner of the English Premier League.

Th English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team spoke on the exploratory Surgery he has undergone on his left knee and how he used a psychologist to overcome being ‘jealous and angry’ and think positive.

The left-back was surprised just how good he felt after a bog-standard afternoon for Tottenham that meant the world to the Yorkshireman.

“I have been impressed, jealous, angry – I have been through a whole load of emotions,” Rose said of watching Spurs from the sidelines.

“I’ve just been itching to get going for the past couple of weeks and I’m just grateful that I’m back in amongst it now.

“I have started seeing a psychologist to try and help me think positive. I have started reading books now to try and help keep me positive as well.

“This injury has been one of the most difficult periods of my life, but you have got to try and think of positives in any situation.

“I just hope that I can stay fit and pick up where I left off last season.”

He also did apologise for breaking ranks during his injury to question aspects of how Tottenham was run and is now chomping at the bit to shine for them – opportunities that acted as a chink of light when the tunnel was at its darkest.
“It was only probably two months ago that I was doing some rehab here (at St George’s Park) and I lost my appetite for wanting to get back fit,” he said. “Because I didn’t think it was ever going to happen.

“Seeing us, seeing Tottenham, play against Dortmund at Wembley and seeing them win, and having the whole Madrid trip to look forward to, it brought my appetite and hunger back for football.”

When asked about his hardest times, he said; “Setting deadlines in my head that ‘I am going to be fit in one week’, ‘two weeks’, and then breaking down and not getting there,”

“Watching Tottenham on TV doing ever so well, watching England change formation to three at the back – in a formation that I have done really well in at club level – all contributed and it put me in a really difficult place.

“I have learnt that it’s good to talk to people, not to sit back on your own and think about things by yourself.

“It’s good to talk to people and get other people’s information and opinions – and just share your problems, whatever you’re going through.

“I wish I would have done that at the start of my injury, and I’m doing it now and I am going to continue that for a very long time.”

Rose cannot speak highly enough about the support of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and England boss Gareth Southgate, who was bold enough to bring him back into international set-up despite making just three club appearances.

“It’s amazing, I can’t thank him enough,” Rose said ahead of the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

“It just shows the confidence he has in my ability and I am going to do everything over the next 10 days, over the six, seven months to prove to him that he’s not made a bad decision in bringing me back into the fold.”

Rose is dreaming about a place at the World Cup – even if it feels “surreal” to think that about playing at a tournament he first watched in 1998 – but knows he has to make up for lost time.