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It is time Tottenham gave Juan Foyth a chance against West Ham

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It is time Tottenham gave Juan Foyth a chance against West Ham

Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester City may have provided the temptation required to encourage Mauricio Pochettino to make big changes ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with West Ham on Wednesday. One of those could be Juan Foyth.

The 20-year-old is yet to feature for the team this season, having been left on the bench against Watford in the previous round of the tournament in his only first team involvement to date.

Last season, also in a fourth round tie against West Ham, Foyth started and played the full 90 minutes of the fixture and will be hoping to repeat that one year on.

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As doubts surround the futures of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen it is logical that Argentinian coach Pochettino turns to his compatriot on Wednesday.

 

If Foyth stands any chance of fulfilling his potential, he will have to begin to step up his game sooner rather than later and show what he can offer to the first team squad.

Spurs are lacking options at the back and Foyth is the logical next in line to step up. To do that though, he requires an opportunity.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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