The reason why Joe Rodon suddenly left the Spurs bench at Norwich and didn’t celebrate after the game

Eagle-eyed Tottenham Hotspur fans noticed defender Joe Rodon disappearing from the bench in the last game against Norwich, never to return.

The 24-year-old was named as the only senior centre-back on the bench for the game, with Spurs needing to win the game at Carrow Road to secure their fourth-place finish and Champions League football next season. However, some fans at the game noted that the Wales international failed to show up in the second half and was not among the players celebrating in front of the traveling fans.

Rodon wasn’t in the dressing room either when Golden Boot winner Son Heung-min and Spurs head coach Antonio Conte made post-game speeches to the players.

CONTINUE READING:Super Son, Brilliant Bentancur, Mixed Emerson – every Spurs player and Conte rated for the season understands that the reason for Rodon’s sudden disappearance was that in the first half he started suffering from the stomach virus that had afflicted several Tottenham players over the previous 10 days. The Welshman spent the second half feeling the symptoms of the 24-hour virus, which had caused some of his team-mates to vomit, have a fever and have stomach problems.

The defender joined the Wales squad for their international assignment on Wednesday, a day later than scheduled to ensure the error had completely left his system.

Rodon, who has played ten games for Spurs this season, is likely to walk away from the club this summer as he searches for regular Premier League football. The club are expecting interest from various quarters, including newly promoted players, during the transfer window and then a decision will be made whether to leave the young defender on loan or take his place after just two years at Spurs.

“Joe doesn’t play a lot of games with us but he was still fit. Joe is a good player but a really great man,” said Conte last month after watching him impress for Wales. “He had broken two ribs [midway through the season]. He completed every training session. He was always available and I know very well the pain of breaking a rib. It means you are a great man.

“Joe has to keep going like this, work hard and have that satisfaction. I repeat, when I play that way in an important game in World Cup qualifiers with Wales, it means you’re working hard and well. I always say: have that I.” a group of players who are working well, they are very focused and working to improve the level.”

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