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Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is too good to be a squad player

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Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is too good to be a squad player

Tottenham had a number of quality performers in the 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night at Wembley and defender Juan Foyth was certainly one of them.

Spurs took control in the first leg of a last-16 Champions League tie, which was even more impressive considering they were without key injured pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Heung-Min Son, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente all popped up with goals for the hosts, but the defensive performance was also impressive.

Foyth was a surprise inclusion in the Spurs XI as part of a back three and it was just his 10th senior appearance of the season.

The 21-year-old proved himself on the European stage to be a quality centre-back that is too good to be on the fringes of the North London club.

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Foyth demonstrated some real quality in defence with the way he handled Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic and looks extremely mature with his back to goal.


The Argentina international was also confident with the ball at his feet with some long-range passing and one eye-catching moment in the first-half where he dribbled his way out of trouble in a dangerous position.

He cost Spurs just £8million (Daily Mail) and he already looks good enough to play an important role on a regular basis.

Unfortunately for Foyth there are centre-backs Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez in front of him.

Vertonghen’s excellent display in a left wing-back role could work to Foyth’s favour in making the XI and fans should hope he gets plenty more experience in the remainder of the campaign.

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