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Newcastle fullback Rose: Southgate knows I'll be good for England atmos

Newcastle United fullback Danny Rose believes he can make England's Euros squad.

Rose joined Newcastle in January on-loan from Tottenham.

England coach Gareth Southgate watched the 29-year-old in Newcastle's 0-0 Premier League draw with Burnley on February 29 and while Rose wished he had chosen a different day to visit St James' Park, he is hopeful he is still part of his plans.

Rose told NUFC TV: "Over the last three or four years with England, the manager first and foremost, he wants everybody playing.

"But at the same time, he really, really respects and wants a good atmosphere and a good aura around the training camps, and that means a mix of youth and older players like myself and people who can help and are positive and can give advice.

"Obviously, I do need to be playing well, but it's not just about performances when the manager is picking his squads because you could be on the road for four or five weeks, so it's no good picking people who may be disruptive or stuff like that.

"I do feel confident that I'll be selected, but I don't think I'm just selected on performances. I do bring a lot to the camps and I know he realises that and I know he values that.

"I wish he'd picked a different game to come and watch. I messaged him after the game and we spoke a little bit and hopefully I'll get to see him when the next camp gets announced."

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