Maxi Foot have not held back in their criticism of Joe Rodon after his showing in Rennes’ 3-1 defeat to Toulouse on Sunday.
It was not long ago that Rodon was being praised by the French press for the character he showed to force himself back into the Rennes starting eleven.
The print edition of L’Equipe (04/02/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) reported at the start of the month that when the defender’s ‘horizon seemed blocked’, he did not ‘mope’ and showed his quality when he came back into the team for the clash against Paris Saint-Germain a couple of weeks ago.
However, things appear to have gone downhill for Rodon from that point, with Dicodu Sport giving him a rating of 4/10 for his performance against Lille last week and describing his lack of success in aerial duals as ‘unacceptable’
The on-loan Spurs star has been handed an even more scathing assessment after his latest display against Toulouse – a game in which he was taken off in the 69th minute.
Maxi Foot gave the centre-back a rating of 2/10 and wrote about his performance on Sunday: “A failed performance for the central defender of Rennes. Quickly in difficulty on the Toulouse counterattacks, the Welshman was too easily caught by Chaïbi’s deep appeal on the opener from Ratao.
“In the process, the player on loan from Tottenham disappointed again with a big wait-and-see attitude on TFC’s second goal, also covering Aboukhlal. In the duels, he was too absent with a shot between his legs on the realization of Dallinga.”
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It does not seem like things have gone according to plan for any of Tottenham’s loanees so far this season.
None of Rennes, Napoli, Villarreal or Atletico are likely to be interested in signing Rodon, Ndombele, Lo Celso or Reguilon permanently in the summer.
With Sampdoria looking likely to go down, a permanent deal for Winks also seems out of the question.
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