Arsenal legend pinpoints recurring issue with Spurs defender

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes that Juan Foyth is developing a reputation for clumsy challenges in the penalty area.

The young central defender gave away two penalties in the recent 3-2 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers and was involved in another incident on Saturday with Eden Hazard.

Hazard was trying his damnedest to win his side a penalty at Wembley and also went down easily in the area under a challenge from Moussa Sissoko but both attempts were waved away by referee Martin Atkinson.

Foyth has impressed in his three Premier League outings for Tottenham and his recent displays have seen him earn his first senior cap for Argentina.

Wright acknowledges that the Chelsea player was waiting for contact from Foyth to go to ground and that Foyth needs to take more care inside his own penalty area.

Tottenham will be without the 2o-year-old for the visit of Inter Milan tomorrow night after not being included in Mauricio Pochettino’s Champions League squad.

Wright said on Match of the Day (24 November, 10.30pm): “Hazard is waiting for the contact but it’s clumsy. It’s in the box and it’s clumsy,”

Wright added. “And we’ve seen this young guy [Foyth] do it before.”

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  1. Ian Wright- ???
    Good job – Alex- Very few – including Ian Wright can even remember who he is much less give any credence to his opinion.


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