Rose explains how difficult is to play alongside former rivals

The English national team footballer says it was very difficult to share squad duties with Liverpool players, after losing to them in the Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur was defeated 2-0 by Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final.

And five days later, Spurs footballer Danny Rose had to share the locker room and the field with his former rivals in the UEFA Nations League while on England duty.

“You are reminded every day you lost and that was a unique experience for me,” he told the BBC.

“It’s not draining coming to play for your country.”

“It is a bit draining having lost last weekend and having to share the camp with Liverpool players,” he said.

“I have never been through that myself. I was definitely tired from a long season with my club and having to come to England didn’t help.”

He explained: “But as I said, whenever you’re selected for England it is a great occasion.”

“I couldn’t have asked for them to have been much better than they have.”

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“If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great,” Rose continued.

“I don’t know what the future holds now but I’m looking forward to a break.”

“It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on,” he said.

“I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens. Either way, I’m prepared for whatever happens.”

“Last season I didn’t play as much as I wanted. This season I’ve played quite a bit, it’s been really good,” Rose concluded.

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