Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon has told Sky Sports that his mistakes against Chelsea weren’t acceptable.

Rodon was called in for his first Tottenham start on Sunday, being thrown in at the deep end against rivals Chelsea.

The Welsh centre back was named as Eric Dier’s partner, filling in for the injured Toby Alderweireld despite Davinson Sanchez also being available.

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Rodon helped Tottenham keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw, and largely coped well with the in-form Tammy Abraham.

However, there were a couple of scary moments for Rodon; firstly as he gave the ball away inside his own half and Timo Werner went on to score, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

There was another instance where Rodon tried to head the ball back to Hugo Lloris, didn’t get enough on the ball, and Olivier Giroud could have won it – but his lob landed straight into Lloris’s hands.

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Rodon spoke to Sky Sports after the final whistle, and whilst admitting that his first start was a ‘dream come true’, he admitted that his mistakes were ‘aren’t acceptable’.

Tottenham fans took to Twitter to hail the 23-year-old, praising his mentality having vowed to come back stronger from his early errors.

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