There weren’t many positives for Tottenham in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, although Joe Rodon’s performance was one of them.
Second-half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood cancelled out Heung Min Son’s opener to leave Spurs’ top four chances and hopes of playing Champions League football next season in tatters.
But whilst there isn’t much to smile about currently in N17, Rodon is a rare bright spark.
The Welshman has generally endured a difficult campaign following his arrival from Swansea, not helped by his omission from the Europa League squad, currently relishing his opportunity in the starting XI ahead of the likes of Toby Alderweireld and co.
Rodon, who did little wrong against United, was comfortably Spurs’ best defender on the day, but he was simply let down by a number of his teammates in yet another poor second-half showing from Jose Mourinho’s team.
Many of the Tottenham faithful took to Twitter to express their delight at Rodon, whilst others simply felt sorry for the 23-year-old.
Here’s what they said about him:
I absolutely love Joe Rodon
— Spurs Compilations (@coyscomps) April 11, 2021
Joe Rodon is the future 100%
— Luke Wardle (@LukeWardle_) April 11, 2021
— Max (@maxwheelerr) April 11, 2021
Joe Rodon certified starter every game and it ain’t up for discussion
— Jack 🦫 (@jack_thfc_) April 11, 2021
— TheRoyalThanimal (@RoyalThanimal) April 11, 2021
Joe Rodon been class this game
— Harvey Hutcheon (@HarveyHutcheon2) April 11, 2021
The only spurs player I feel sorry for tonight is Joe Rodon.
— Marshall 🌙 (@TemiLNV) April 11, 2021
Big up Joe Rodon regardless
— Tanguy Ndombele Fanclub (@Suspended1882_) April 11, 2021
Joe Rodon having to do his own job and constantly bail out Dier and Aurier all game. Poor bloke
— JT (@JaayTizz) April 11, 2021
Joe Rodon’s the only capable defender in that back line, he’s the only one who actually cares
— James (@thfcj_) April 11, 2021