Tottenham latest news: Sky Sports verdict emerges on 6 ft 4 Spurs outcast


Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has revealed one of his colleagues has been left “disappointed” at how Joe Rodon has been treated at Tottenham.

The centre-back joined from Swansea for £11m last October but has made eight Premier League starts and has hardly been given a chance this season.

What’s the latest news with Rodon?

The most surprising thing from Rodon’s times at Tottenham is that they’ve struggled defensively.

From September to December last season, when Spurs topped the table under Jose Mourinho, Rodon could have had few complaints for being left out of the team, not to mention he had zero experience of top-flight football.

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But since Spurs beat Arsenal last December, they’ve kept 10 clean sheets in 37 league fixtures, which begs the question as to why Rodon hasn’t been given more chances.

Toby Alderweireld wasn’t getting any younger, whilst Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have made several mistakes over the previous 15 months and have continuously kept their places in the side.



Even this season, besides the first three games, those two have not been at their best, but the Wales international has made just two domestic appearances, neither of which were from the start.

This season, Rodon has essentially been demoted to being used in the Europa Conference League and Bridge said that his colleague, a Swansea fan, reckons that Tottenham should have used him more.

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What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I spoke to a colleague of mine, Abbey, from Sky – she’s Swansea nuts and she’s really disappointed at the treatment he’s received this season and thinks that Spurs are missing out on someone really good.”

Could Rodon get a chance under Antonio Conte?

Right now, Dier and Cristian Romero appear to be the first-choice centre-backs, although Conte’s arrival could possibly see Spurs change to a back-three.

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If that is the case, playing an extra central defender will only enhance Rodon’s chances of getting more game-time, even though those two and Sanchez are above him in the pecking order.

Rodon, 6ft4, has perhaps been slightly unfortunate not to have played more, but he’s experienced playing in a back-three for his country, which could bode well for Rodon, Tottenham and Conte moving forward.

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