Rodon is a major reason Wales progressed through the group stage of Euro 2020 and is reinforcing his claim on cracking Tottenham’s starting eleven.
The 23-year-old is elevating his performance level when it matters most for his nation. Wales have conceded just two goals in three matches. Rodon was instrumental in Wales’ clean sheet against the Turks, an effort that was bettered against the high-flying Italians. Italy erupted for three goals in both of their first two group matches, but only mustered a goal directly from a free kick against 10-man Wales.
It’s been an impressive run of matches for Rodon, who has shown a penchant for conducting his business in a full-blooded manner. The way he has acquitted himself at Euro 2020 comes as no surprise to Tottenham supporters, who have become accustomed to the 23 year old’s committed efforts.
Rodon is doing his utmost to stake his claim on securing a starting spot in Spurs’ rearguard. Rampant rumours persist of Tottenham’s desire to sign a first choice, world-class centre back to marshal the side come August. But we all know the current speculative nature of any rumours relating to Tottenham.
If Tottenham fail to land a leading defensive stalwart, Rodon has surely played himself into contention for a starting role. Competing against Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez, Rodon is in with a good chance at winning the position outright. Questions remain about Dier and Sanchez’s futures at Spurs, both of whom endured dreadfully inconsistent, error-riddled campaigns.
A Rodon and Toby Alderweireld partnership is becoming more appealing with each passing Euro 2020 contest. That is unless Tottenham splash out on the transfer market and land a bonafide elite centre back.