By James Murray

19th Sep, 2023 | 9:10pm

Adam Pope raves about Joe Rodon as 'mad' Leeds United admission shared

Adam Pope was wowed by defender Joe Rodon after his performance for Leeds United in the victory over Millwall on Sunday (17 September).

Speaking on the Don’t Go To Bed Just Yet podcast on Monday (18 September), the BBC journalist claimed the Welsh international was his man of the match at The Den.

He said that is a “mad” admission to share following the 3-0 win over the Lions, but that the 25-year-old “set the tone” when they had to deal with a lot of balls into the box in South London.

“Joe Rodon was my man of the match, which is mad when you win 3-0 and pick a defender,” said Pope. “He set the tone during a difficult 10 minutes, where they had to weather a lot of set-pieces.”


It was a superb team performance all around, but Rodon really stood out in the centre of the defence and showed real leadership in what can be an extremely difficult place to go.

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Pope is right to single him out for praise, as he was always on the front foot – looking to cut off the supply to the forwards – and he was commanding in the air.

He picked up a nasty knock in the first half, but he carried on and showed that he is up for the fight after joining on loan from Tottenham over the summer.

The centre-back should be one of the best players in the Championship in his position after previously proving himself during his time with Swansea City before earning a move to Spurs.

He has already got off to a solid start in a Whites shirt and the fans will be looking forward to seeing plenty more of him over the course of this season.

In other Leeds United news, Daniel Farke has shared an injury update on one first-team player.