‘Have said many times’ – Spurs player admits he would like more game time 

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Joe Rodon has admitted that he would like to get more game time at Tottenham Hotspur but insisted he will keep working hard to prove himself at the club.

The arrival of Cristian Romero during the summer has seen Rodon fall further down the pecking order at Tottenham, with Nuno Espirito Santo seemingly preferring the Argentine, as well as Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez, over the Welshman. 

The 23-year-old’s only starts for the club this campaign have come in the Europa Conference League. 

However, the former Swansea man has continued to shine for his national side, putting in two solid displays over the international break as Wales were held to a draw against the Czech Republic before getting the better of Estonia. 

Rodon has been hailed for his performances for the Dragons over the international break but it remains to be seen if that would be enough to force himself into Nuno’s thinking. 

When asked about his prospects at club level, the centre-back told Sky Sports Football (11/10/21 at 7:20 pm): “Like I have said many times before, I would love to play more. But that’s just what football is and I have to keep my head down and keep working hard.

“I have had some games under my belt in the Europa Conference League. It’s important to keep ticking over and keep match fit.

“Then you come away here (for Wales) and you put in some performances.”

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Dier and Romero certainly deserve a run of games under their belt as their partnership looks quite promising. For the moment, it looks like Rodon might have to be content with game time in the Carabao Cup and the Conference League. 

Given that Tanganga (and potentially even Ben Davies) can also slot in at centre-back if required, I would not mind seeing Rodon loaned out in January if he struggles to get much game time at Spurs over the next couple of months.

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