When you are talking about winners and losers of the Pochettino sacking, you could make an argument for placing young Juan Foyth in the latter column.
Foyth was a well-liked and trusted player under Pochettino, his fellow Argentine. You also get the feeling that Poch was training the youngster up to take over at right-back.
However, now that Pochettino has gone, Foyth will have to start over again and look to impress Jose Mourinho.
The Special One seems to prefer a back two of Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez at the moment, while Serge Aurier has shone at right-back in the past two games.
So, is there room for Juan Foyth to come in and get minutes, or will he be left in the shadows under the new manager?
Foyth has now revealed exactly what Mourinho said on his first day in charge, telling the players to go slow. He also claims that the atmosphere has changed since the Poch sacking.
Foyth said (Sky Sports): “When he arrived, he said we have to go slow. We must not change everything quickly. We have to get his idea slow and I think to me and to all the players he tried to give us confidence and see us all happy.
“From the first day he arrived he started to talk with all the players individually and with the squad, and I think that helps.
“We are very grateful to Mauricio and all his staff.
“For me, they were two great seasons but now we’ve changed the manager and we have to change the idea as well slowly – they know how to work and we are confident in our team and their staff.
“When you change the manager, the atmosphere changes a bit and with the two wins everything is easier, so I hope we can continue in the same way.
“When you win that gives you confidence and makes it easier to work in the week. I hope we can win again the next game and still work in the same way.”
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