Some Tottenham fans would like to see Joe Rodon thrown in at the deep end against Man City on the back of his impressive performances for Wales over the international break.
The former Swansea man has not had a look in since coming on for the final few minutes at Turf Moor to help Spurs see out their lead against Burnley last month.
The fact that he was not been registered in time for the Europa League group stages has not helped his prospects for game time but the defender has seemingly moved ahead of Davinson Sanchez in the pecking order, being named on the bench ahead of the Colombian.
While Sanchez’s Colombia were thrashed by both Uruguay and Ecuador during the international break, Rodon helped Wales to register two clean sheets as they beat both the Republic of Ireland and Finland in the Nations League, conceding only one goal.
Some Spurs fans on social media want Jose Mourinho to be bold and give the 23-year-old a start against City this Saturday:
Joe Rodon is a beast pic.twitter.com/S8WlHuLXob
— Koshér Mourinho (@AllezYids) November 15, 2020
Toby and Dier best be counting their days https://t.co/SIfVGe1lU0
— Aizen🧪 (@Talib2busy) November 15, 2020
Get him in the starting XI! https://t.co/WFiTxy2peD
— Josh (@jahayward94) November 15, 2020
So hard picking team for City I think 343 is a real option. I’d quite like Tanganga in but also Rodon. And can Bale start or Lo Celso wide right or Lucas. Same with 433 nice headaches 🤷🏻♂️
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) November 19, 2020
Joe Rodon to start against city
— THFCJACK⛄️ (@thfcjack05) November 15, 2020
Joe Rodon already captained his country by 23 years of age, destined for greatness.
— Rue (@thfcrueben) November 19, 2020
He was comfortable on the ball, linked well with the midfield and look solid in the air 👌
— Maca (@cmaca74) November 19, 2020
Reguilon x Rodon against city pic.twitter.com/rJ7ALEd2jT
— d (@dajosph1) November 19, 2020
I watched Wales vs Ireland. Didn't watch the Finland game, but all I've heard from the Welsh fans is that Bale was wonderful.
He's got another 150 minutes in his tank, with 2 crucial assists.
Got a feeling he's ready for City
Rodon was also sublime, captained Wales for 30 mins
— Søøs (@FTHeritage) November 19, 2020
Joe Rodon vs city master class incoming …🔒🔒
— Jai Milton (@jai_milton) November 19, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
There is no chance that Mourinho would risk starting Rodon against Manchester City. He will likely be eased in over the Christmas period when we will have games coming up thick and fast. With Tanganga now back available, I would not be surprised if Jose names Davies and Tanganga on the bench over Rodon, due to their ability to cover for multiple positions.
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