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Rose using Olympics to impress Tottenham boss Villas-Boas

Tottenham wing-back Danny Rose hopes a strong Olympics campaign will catch the eye of new gaffer Andre Villas-Boas.

Rose believes playing in the Olympics will actually give him more of a chance of earning favour and playing for Tottenham regularly next term.

Speaking ahead of the team's warm-up friendly against Brazil at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Friday, he told the London Evening Standard: "I don't think looking ahead to the season that being part of the Olympics is a negative.

"Obviously for me and Steven [Caulker] we have a new manager so we'll meet him late but it's not a problem.

"The first few games in pre-season you're only playing 45 minutes getting fitness, here we're playing 90 minutes against Brazil, then straight into the tournament and competitive games.

"Let's hope we go all the way and that would be six matches so we'd be raring to go when we return to our clubs - I think it's a positive.

"The squad's a tight-knit unit and your chances of getting to play are increased because there's only 16 outfield players. Injuries and fatigue can happen so everyone has to get the training right and once we do get on the field we can do GB proud."

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