Jamie Redknapp was critical of the performance of young defender Juan Foyth following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley.
The former midfielder believes that Foyth’s talent is plain to see, but feels that the 21-year-old has a lot to learn.
Foyth had one of his most testing matches to date against a physical Burnley side. Despite the controversy around the decision to award the Clarets a corner, Foyth was easily beaten in the air by Chris Wood to nod the home side into the lead.
Redknapp also cited the fact that the central defender needs to speed up his decision making when in possession after being put under pressure on numerous occasions.
Mauricio Pochettino substituted Foyth on 76 minutes for Erik Lamela when he decided to switch to a back four and try and push on to secure a winning goal.
Unfortunately for Spurs, it was Burnley who managed to score a second and realistically end their title hopes.
Redknapp told Sky Sports after the game [23/2]: “Foyth is just too slow on the ball, not reacting, and when you’re playing a side like Burnley who don’t give you a second’s peace you’ve got to be quicker on the ball.
“That’s been a problem for them [Tottenham]. He’s a talented player but at times he has problems defensively when he’s almost trying to play too much.”
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