Juan Foyth reveals his favourite player growing up

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Juan Foyth has had a topsy turvy week in the Premier League, but one he will cherish for the rest of his career.

The Spurs defender was handed his first Premier League start against Wolves after a fantastic man of the match display in the League Cup against West Ham.

Despite initially performing well in his Prem debut, with Spurs cruising at 3-0 up, Foyth proceeded to give away two penalties, handing the opposition a lifeline.

Luckily Tottenham closed out the game and took all three points, otherwise Foyth’s confidence could have been crushed.

With Sanchez out injured, the Argentine was handed his second start in a week against Crystal Palace, and once again pulled out a man of the match display.

Foyth even scored the match winner, nodding home from a Harry Kane headed rebound.

The young central defender has now revealed what it was like growing up as a fan of the Premier League, and who his favourite player was.

BTSport report he said: “I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play the Playstation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’.

“Playing (football) with friends, I always played centre-back, and I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. Since I was a kid my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.

“(Last week) was a strange feeling because it was my (Premier League) debut, and I conceded two penalties, but the important thing was we got the win and I tried to learn from that. That’s the most important thing.”

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