‘Start him every game’ – Some Spurs fans react to Joe Rodon’s game against Sheffield United

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Some Tottenham fans on social media were impressed with Joe Rodon’s display as the club emerged with a 3-1 win against Sheffield United this afternoon.

Jose Mourinho decided to change to a back three at Bramall Lane, with Rodon and Ben Davies starting either side of Eric Dier, and Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon given the freedom to get forward.

This was only Rodon’s second Premier League start and the young defender showed terrific composure throughout the ninety minutes.

His decision making was almost flawless and he made a couple of crucial blocks and interceptions when his fellow defenders were caught out.

The 23-year-old certainly showed maturity beyond his years and did not do any harm to his prospects of getting more game time in the second half of the season.

Some Spurs fans even suggested on the back of his performance against the Blades that he was the best centre-back at the club and called for Mourinho to start him in every match.

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Rodon showed that he has all the attributes needed to be a top central defender and it is clear why he was so highly rated at Swansea and is such an important part of the Wales set up.

However, Spurs fans have to be careful not to overreact as the narratives around centre-backs change very quickly if they make a mistake or two.

If one of his two errors in his debut against Chelsea had been punished, there would be a lot more doubts about him. The 23-year-old certainly showed a lot of promise but he has a long way to go.

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  1. Whether an error v Chelsea had been punished or not, shouldn’t be the point. Dier and Sanchez have been getting punished through their mistakes all season and still get picked. Without doubt he will be better than both. The question is how has Toby suddenly become worse than Dier as it should have been him alongalongside Rodon and Davies.


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