Full debut a ‘dream come true’ for Rodon
Mon 30 November 2020, 17:13|Tottenham Hotspur
You can imagine Joe Rodon’s heart racing as he stepped into one of the Premier League’s most daunting arenas for his full debut against Chelsea on Sunday, but he appeared to take it all in his stride.
The 23-year-old Welsh international had big boots to fill at Stamford Bridge as he came in for sidelined Toby Alderweireld to partner Eric Dier in central defence.
Apart from what he described as ‘two I kind of got away with’, Joe dealt with the opposition and occasion superbly, helping us record a fourth clean sheet in five in the Premier League (seven in nine in all competitions) and taking a point that moved us back to the top of the table after 10 games.
“To be fair, I always prepare, and you saw what happened (to Toby) last week,” reflected Joe at the Bridge. “I found out I was playing this morning and it was a dream come true for me. I’ll keep working hard and hopefully keep putting in the performances. I’m delighted to make my full debut and hopefully there are many more (appearances) to come.
“It was a very difficult game and to make my debut here was a huge boost for me, we came away with a clean sheet and we’ll move on to the next one.
“There is stuff to look back on, two I kind of got away with, but I’ll take that with me, learn from it and come back strong.
“I thought we all dug in. If games aren’t going our way, it’s important to keep a clean sheet. If we continue to work hard to keep clean sheets, the talent we have up top means we’re always going to score a lot of goals.”