Rose: We want to do it for ourselves, the manager, the club and especially for the fans
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The Tottenham defender talked about Mauricio Pochettino’s impact and the prospect of winning the Champions League and becoming a legend
Spurs left-back Danny Rose is hopeful the Champions League final can be the start of an exciting and successful chapter in the club's history.
The full-back has been at the club since 2007, making him the longest-serving player in Mauricio Pochettino's squad.
He has witnessed a lot with the Lilywhites and was asked how it feels to know he would be considered a legend should he help Tottenham Hotspur win in Madrid.
Rose said: "I hadn't thought of it like that, now you've said that I sort of understand the magnitude of the game.
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"I've been here a long time, to think that we could become legends after one 90 minutes is amazing and that's got to be our motivation as well.
"No-one expected us to be here at the start of competition, no-one expected us to be here after the quarters or semis and we are here and of course we want to win for ourselves, for the manager, for the club and especially for the fans.
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"I don't think we can think too much about 'if we win this we're going be legends' because it's the Champions League final, it's the biggest competition in club football and we want to win.
"We want to show the world that the project the manager started five years ago is coming and it's on its way.
"We've got the stadium now, the training ground and we hope this is the first of many steps, as long as the manager is here."
Pochettino has constantly been linked with clubs across the globe with Real Madrid a usual talking point.
Everyone at Tottenham will hope this Champions League final against Liverpool is not his last and Rose discussed the importance of the boss.
He added: "Obviously we don't know the full ins and outs and why the club hasn't signed anybody.
"But you can either take it that the manager has got full confidence in what he's worked with in the last two years and that he believes in you and doesn't want to bring in anyone to challenge for your position.
"Or you can take it that nobody wants to join Tottenham, the club hasn't been able to provide the funds to buy anyone and I think the whole squad has taken it as the manager believes in us.
"Despite what's in the media and what I may have said in the past, that the manager needs to sign somebody, the manager believes in his way and we're all behind his way and looks what it's brought us.
"It's brought us to a Champions League final, another year of Champions League football next season and a lot of credit should go towards the manager and we've all done ever so well."
Rose has rediscovered close to his best form this campaign thanks to Pochettino, but he will hope to produce one more memorable display in Madrid.
Given his time at the club and the fact he is yet to win anything, the left-back has always stated his desire to win an FA Cup or Carabao Cup with Tottenham.
This has been in contrast to his boss, who insisted from the start Spurs must aim high and look to win titles like the Premier League and Champions League.
Now the England defender understands why Pochettino was adamant winning one of the domestic cups would not change the way the Lilywhites are viewed in the world.
"It wasn't that I didn't believe him, but I just didn't understand and now I definitely understand. It shows that's why he's the manager and I'm the player," Rose said.
He added: "Since I've been at the club being in a Champions League final has never ever entered my thought process.
"I've wanted so much to win the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League and we've got to one final in the Carabao and two (FA Cup) semis since I've been here and we've huffed ad puffed in the league, but ultimately never come close.
"To think that we're 90 minutes away from maybe lifting the Champions League, I never ever thought that could happen at Tottenham and it shows anything can happen in football."