Gareth Bale full of praise for Spurs and Wales team-mate Joe Rodon


Gareth Bale full of praise for Spurs and Wales team-mate Joe Rodon

Tottenham Hotspur fans are eager to see more of Joe Rodon after his late transfer from Swansea City in October, and Gareth Bale was full of praise for the towering centre-back.


Rodon was named on the bench for the past three games, and the Wales international has only made one appearance so far for Spurs, coming on in stoppage time in order to ensure a win against Burnley.


After a string of very poor performances, Davinson Sanchez has fallen down in the pecking order, and Rodon has apparently gotten ahead of the Colombian, and he will now be aiming to secure his first start for the London club.


Since he is not eligible to represent Spurs in the UEFA Europa League group stage, Rodon has had to content with only playing for his country, impressing Tottenham fans with a string of good performances over the week.


The Wales squad also has Gareth Bale and Ben Davies, with the former praising the 23-year-old, who he believes will "really grow again" this season, and is tipping to do very well if Jose Mourinho gives him a chance.


As reported by Wales Online, Bale said "Joe's been fantastic since he first came into the squad".


"We all regard him as a great centre-half and we think he's going to go on to do amazing things."


He also added that "Signing for Tottenham was a step in the right direction for him and one that I feel like he was ready for."


Speaking of Rodon's performance against the Republic of Ireland, Bale said "I think his performance the other night showed how good he was, especially with that tackle he made".


He concluded by saying that he thinks "this season he'll really grow again and, when he gets his chance in the Tottenham team, I'm sure he'll take it and do amazingly".


Rodon is cup-tied in the Carabao Cup, and so cannot play against Stoke City, and with his ineligibility so far in the Europa League, he will be hoping to get some minutes over the coming Premier League games.