Former Tottenham Hotspur player Garth Crooks has praised Juan Foyth for his commanding display against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
The young Argentine paired with Toby Alderwiereld in the heart of the Spurs defence after Davinson Sanchez was ruled out with a hamstring problem. After receiving some negativity following his Premier League debut at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he conceded two penalties he certainly answered his doubters in the best possible way.
Foyth ended up as the matchwinner in the 1-0 win at Selhurst Park after he reacted quickest to a Harry Kane header to nod home from a few yards out on 66 minutes.
Crooks, who now works as a football pundit for the BBC credited Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino for keeping the faith in selecting the 20-year-old for the second successive Premier League match and named him in his team of the week.
With Jan Vertonghen also sidelined with a hamstring strain, Foyth could be set for an extended run in the first team.
Crooks told BBC Sport Online: “I couldn’t believe Mauricio Pochettino decided to start the game with this lad after he gave away two penalties against Wolves.
“What faith the manager must have had in him and what belief the player must have had in himself. After a shaky start, Foyth was brilliant, showing vision, composure and foresight and he got the winning goal his courage deserved.”
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