Danny Rose has said he is surprised that Tottenham are so close to the Premier League leaders, and he feels it is encouraging that they are competing at the top without yet producing their best form.
Spurs, who lost back-to-back fixtures in September, have won their last three. But those victories have come against Brighton, Huddersfield and Cardiff, and Saturday's narrow 1-0 home win over the league's bottom side was indicative of some unconvincing displays.
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Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored the goals as Belgium convincingly beat England 2-0 to secure victory in the World Cup third-place match.
England created chances to cancel out Meunier's early opener in an entertaining second half in St. Petersburg, but Hazard provided a clinical finish to a counterattack to secure Belgium's most successful-ever World Cup campaign.
The mere fact that England made it to St. Petersburg should be a source of great pride, even if they were ultimately...
England full-back Danny Rose has labeled Gareth Southgate someone not to be trifled with as the Three Lions near the start of their 2018 World Cup campaign.
Southgate took over for Sam Allardyce in fall 2016 and immediately asserted his authority by dropping record goalscorer Wayne Rooney for an October World Cup qualifier against Slovenia in just his second match in charge.
"I definitely didn't expect the manager to drop him [Rooney] against Slovenia and as soon as we all saw that we knew...