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Peter Crouch praises Tottenham defender Juan Foyth

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Peter Crouch praises Tottenham defender Juan Foyth

Peter Crouch hailed Tottenham’s Juan Foyth after he impressed during the 4-0 away victory against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stages.

The 21-year-old defender started his first game of the season, as Spurs cruised to three away points in Europe with a clinical display.

Giovani Lo Celso started the scoring in the first-half, before attacker Heung-Min Son netted brace in the second-half.

Christian Eriksen’s fourth after coming off the bench completed the rout and Mauricio Pochettino’s side may have picked up some much-needed confidence.

The North London club have failed to win any of their previous four Premier League games, but showed signs of improvement on the Champions League stage.

Ex-Spurs forward singled out Foyth following his contribution on Wednesday night against Red Star.

 

“I thought Foyth coming in at right-back did a tremendous job,” Crouch told BT Sport 2 (6 November).

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Foyth has been extremely unfortunate with injury at the beginning of the season, but he was able to start in midweek and it looks like he could provide the answer at right-back moving forward.

The versatile defender is a centre-back by trade, but has slotted into the full-back area too during his Spurs career and impressed in that position.

He is a solid defender that offers much more reliable protection than Serge Aurier and he tried to support the attack too against Red Star.

The Argentina international will be looking to build on his first start of the season and it will be intriguing to see if manager Pochettino sticks with him at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.

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