The right-back position was certainly one of Tottenham Hotspur’s weak points last season.
Inconsistent performances from Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier saw either of the pair unable to make the position their own.
Trippier admitted that he was unhappy with his form and claimed that it was a mixture of injuries along with speculation over his future which led to a dramatic demise compared to the level he displayed at the World Cup (BBC).
With Trippier now plying his trade in La Liga for Atletico Madrid, it leaves Aurier along with Kyle Walker-Peters to fill the position, along with moving Juan Foyth from the central defensive position.
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has expressed some concern about the position going forward having suggested that Pochettino does not have faith in Walker-Peters.
Jenas told BBC Sport: “I am more worried about the right-back position after losing Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid because Pochettino does not seem to have much faith in Kyle Walker-Peters and things have not worked out for Serge Aurier.
“It looks like Juan Foyth is going to be Pochettino’s man to fill the gap, but we will have to wait a little longer to find out because he has been sidelined by an ankle injury.”
Jenas’ assessment of Walker-Peters may be slightly harsh after the Spurs academy product put in a solid performance against Aston Villa. However, we will certainly see if he is up to the challenge if Pochettino decides to start him against Manchester City.
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