Jose Mourinho has changed the role of the full-back at Tottenham Hotspur since taking over as head coach last month.
While Spurs were once famed for the two flying wing-backs in the forms of Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, they now operate only one attacking full-back on the right side.
Serge Aurier often acts as a winger while Spurs are in possession of the ball, but, so as not to be caught out on the break, the left-back then tucks in as an extra centre-back and the two holding mids cover the flanks.
So far, it has usually been Aurier as the wing-back and the left-sided full-back as the more defensive of the duo, but perhaps Juan Foyth could be an option if that role was reversed.
For example, if Danny Rose or Ryan Sessegnon played the wing-back role on the left, then Foyth could tuck in as an extra centre-back with ease.
However, while Mourinho hinted at this, he also claimed that Foyth could not do the wing-back role that Aurier currently does.
#thfc Mourinho on Foyth at right-back. "If you want a RB to play the way Aurier plays, of course not. He can't play the way Aurier plays – as a winger. If you want to play with the RB more closed inside, I think he can."
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 13, 2019
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