Danny Mills has claimed Argentine is not ready to be a regular for Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have already played three different players at right-back this season.

Following the departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid this summer, Spurs fans have already seen Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier all feature in the opening five Premier League matches.

One player who is yet to appear this season after picking up an injury in pre-season is Juan Foyth.

The Argentine was ready to ready to compete for the position after moving from his typical role as a central defender (Standard).

Foyth made a handful of appearances at right-back towards the end of last season and was particularly impressive in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.

However, former Leeds United full-back Danny Mills believes that Foyth is not ready to play on a regular basis in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team; even in the heart of the defence.

Mills compared Foyth to Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt, who is a year younger than the 20-year-old Spurs defender who he feels still has a lot of work ahead of him.

“I have seen him a few times,” Mills told Sky Sports News on (18/09/2019 11:40 pm).

“He’s not ready yet, I don’t think to go into the Premier League or Champions League, week in and week out. 

“He’s still a novice in that central defensive area. He’s not incredibly outstanding, week in and week out. He’s not like a De Ligt, where we go, ‘yes, he can play at any level’. He [Foyth] still needs to learn his trade and learn the game.

“And learn from the likes of Vertonghen and Alderweireld. Learn little bits of pieces in training, what they do, the positional sense, all of those kinds of things. At the moment, he’s still potential.”

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