Former Tottenham full back Alan Hutton has torn into Juan Foyth’s display against Norwich City last week and claimed that Jose Mourinho would have been left livid by his showing.
The defender has seen very little game time this season after having a promising campaign last time out and impressing with Argentina in the Copa America in the summer.
Foyth got just his second start under the new Spurs head coach against Norwich but was withdrawn at half time after an extremely poor forty five minutes.
The 21-year-old was at fault for Norwich’s first goal when he gave the ball away trying to dribble out from the back leaving the defence exposed.
Hutton claimed that the Argentine seems like a calamity waiting to happen whenever he was on the pitch.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Scotland international said: “The one thing when I watch him, he looks very rash. Every time he’s going to the ball or closing a player down I’m saying to myself: ‘He’s going to foul him.
“He’s giving away fouls, needless fouls, in dangerous areas constantly. Just stand and he does it again. When I was watching the game (v Norwich) I was thinking he’s going to give something away, he’s going to do something daft.”
Hutton also suggested that Mourinho would have been extremely critical of Foyth’s tendency to take risks and concede needless fouls in dangerous areas.
He further added: “It doesn’t surprise me that the manager stepped in. I’ve seen it through the years, it’s the one thing that managers hate – needless fouls around about the box. He seems to do it all the time. He was giving the ball away, needless passes away when there’s a simple pass on.
“Footballers have off days, I get it, but you’re a professional footballer playing in the Premier League, you should do the basics well, if not, you’re going to come off.”
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While Foyth didn’t have the best of days against Norwich, Hutton’s assessment of his performance is rather harsh. The performance of the entire backline left a lot to be desired in that game. I still feel that the Argentine could have a future at right back but Mourinho doesn’t seem keen on trying him in that position.
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