Juan Foyth started at right-back for Tottenham Hotspur in midweek as they thrashed Red Star Belgrade.
His performance caught the eye and Mauricio Pochettino now has a decision to make. Should he give Foyth a starting role in the Premier League? Here’s why he should replace Serge Aurier with Foyth at right-back.
Foyth excels in Serbia
Tottenham cruised past Red Star Belgrade in Serbia on Wednesday night. Foyth started at right-back and showed why he should be playing more regularly.
The Argentina international recently shone for his country as a right-back. Then, when called upon, he showed he could do it in the Champions League. Tottenham’s clash with Sheffield United in the Premier League should be his next chance.
Foyth does not exactly have strong competition for the right-back spot. Serge Aurier has been a liability at times this season, proving he cannot shrug off the inconsistent tag.
While the Ivorian has struggled at times, so has Kyle Walker-Peters. The England U21 right-back started the season as the first choice but injuries have hampered his progress. Foyth should walk into the side with Aurier and Walker-Peters failing to nail down the spot.
Foyth could show why he should be a right-back for the long-term future. At the moment, the 21-year-old is proving his versatility but he is predominantly a centre-back.
If he does enough to keep his starting spot at right-back in the league, he could save Spurs millions in the transfer window. But he might need to work on his attacking a bit more before he becomes the modern-day full-back that Pochettino desires.