Foyth reveals why he missed honeymoon to return early and opens up on right-back plans

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur now have a number of positions nailed down for the new season, from Hugo Lloris between the sticks to Harry Kane up front, but one spot remains a mystery.

After Spurs decided to sell their first-team right-back from last season, Kieran Trippier, to Atletico Madrid, the new starter for that position has been up in the air (Guardian).

Serge Aurier is still at Tottenham but has never really managed to string together any number of consistent defensive performances and has not yet played a match in pre-season.

Kyle Walker-Peters has been in and around the Tottenham first-team squad for the last two seasons now and the 22-year-old has been deployed at right-back regularly in pre-season.

However, Juan Foyth has emerged as somewhat of a wild card on the right side of the defence, after recently converting for his country, Argentina.

Foyth returned to Tottenham pre-season early, despite playing in the Copa America and enjoying only around a week off.

He has now revealed why he chose to join up with the Asia tour squad and what his plans for the new season are.

Foyth said (Standard): “I spoke with all the staff and we made a decision together to come back early for pre-season.

“It’s important to be ready for the season and last year I had two months holidays because of the World Cup. Next summer I can have a honeymoon.

“The [Argentina] manager [Scaloni] called me before the Copa and asked if I could play right-back because he saw he playing there at Tottenham. I said yes.

“The first game I played centre-back but the next three games I played right-back and I felt good.

“I’m trying to learn in every position I play and [take on board] what the gaffer says to me.

“But I don’t know if this is going to be my position or centre-back this season – I can play both and I like both.

“It’s nice to play two positions as you can have more opportunities. I think it’ll help. I will try to compete in both positions.

“Of course, all the players here at Tottenham are unbelievable and I have to train hard if I want to play. And when I play I will try to do my best. I think I can compete in both positions.”

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  1. I think Foyth can become a beast of a right-back. He made a few rookie mistakes last season, but h learned from those, he looked good in the Copa, he’s developing quickly,


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