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Tottenham defender Danny Rose
Tottenham defender Danny Rose

By Jonathan Veal

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has called on the Premier League to help English teams out in their bids to win the Champions League this season.

Spurs and Liverpool are the last two English clubs standing as they take on Ajax and Barcelona respectively, but the semi-finals take place at the same time as the league season is reaching its conclusion.

Tottenham, playing at this stage for the first time in their history, host the Eredivisie side in the first leg on Tuesday and while they must play West Ham in a London derby this Saturday, Ajax's own domestic fixture has been cancelled to give them maximum preparation time.

Rose would like English sides to receive a similar courtesy.

"It would be nice," Rose said. "I couldn't believe it when I heard that's what the Dutch were doing.

"Of course when you get to this stage of the season, a little bit of fatigue can start to kick in and every little helps.

"It would be nice if the people in England took a similar stance and helped us out because ultimately it's not Tottenham against Ajax.

"We're England. We want to bring the Champions League, obviously to Tottenham, but we want to bring it to England."

Rose hopes Christian Eriksen will sign a new deal amid talk of interest from Real Madrid.

"When he doesn't play there are questions we don't look the same. It's a pleasure to play with him, I hope he signs," he added.

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