Tottenham defender Joe Rodon has been praised for not being ‘the type to mope around’ despite his loan spell at Rennes not working out.

L’Equipe cover the situation at the French club today and how Rodon was number four in the hierarchy in December.

The centre-back joined Rennes on loan in the summer when it was made clear there was no place for him in Tottenham’s plans this season.

He’s made 12 appearances in Ligue 1 since, featuring in 57% of the available minutes in the league so far for the French side.

He started the campaign as a first choice and maintained that until the beginning of October but a red card suspension against Lyon and Angers that month led to him sitting on the bench for five of the next six games.

That led to him being fourth in the pecking order by December and his ‘horizon seemed blocked’ but the 25-year-old is ‘not the type to mope’ and things have since moved on.

He returned for the win over PSG and has maintained his place in the following two games, bringing ‘character’ to the 4-4-2 formation that was restored for the 3-0 win over Strasbourg.

That is to the Tottenham man’s credit, with Rodon seemingly forcing his way back into the side and impressing after his spell out during November.

It now remains to be seen if Rennes stick with him as they decide whether to take up the €20m option to sign him in the summer transfer window.