Tottenham Hotspur fans with eagle eyes noticed that defender Joe Rodon disappeared from the bench in the final match against Norwich and never returned.
The 24-year-old was named the only senior midfielder on the match bench, and the Spurs needed to win the match on Carrow Road to secure fourth place and the Champions League next season. However, some supporters of the match noticed that the Welsh national team did not appear in the second half and was not among the players celebrating in front of the traveling fans.
Rodon was also not in the locker room, as Golden Boot winner Son Heung-min and Spurs head coach Antonio Conte spoke to the players after the match.
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football.londen understands that the reason Rodon’s sudden disappearance was because during the first half he began to suffer from a stomach virus that has affected various Tottenham players in the previous 10 days. The Welshman spent the second half feeling the symptoms of a 24-hour mistake that caused vomiting, fever and stomach problems in some of his teammates.
The defender eventually joined the Wales team on his international duty on Wednesday, which was a day later than he had to make sure the mistake left his system altogether.
Rodon, who has played 10 games for the Spurs this season, is likely to move out of the club this summer looking for regular Premier League football. The club expects interest from various parties, including promoted clubs, during the transfer period, and then decides whether to lend the young defender or collect him after two years in Spurs.
“Joe doesn’t play a lot with us, but he was fit nonetheless. Joe is a good player, but a really great man,” Conte said. football.londen last month after I saw him impress Wales. “He had two broken ribs [midway through the season]. He completed every training. He was always available and I know very well the pain you feel when you break your rib. It means you’re a great man.
“Joe has to continue this way, work hard and have such satisfaction. I repeat, playing this way with Wales in an important World Cup qualifier match means you work hard and well. I always say this: I have a group of players working well, they are very focused and they are working to improve the level. “