Opinion: Foyth not a right-back – These two should be first picks and Aurier should be sold

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were dealt a blow in the midst of their Audi Cup win last night as Juan Foyth appeared to roll his ankle off the ball while defending a cross.

While the Argentine originally attempted to hobble off the pitch, he was eventually lifted onto a stretcher and taken down the tunnel, with first signs not looking too bright.

This could not have come at a worse time for the Lilywhites as Kieran Trippier has already been sold to Atletico Madrid and Serge Aurier has yet to appear in pre-season.

However, I do believe that Spurs have the talent within their ranks to at least offer a short-term solution.

First off, I don’t think that Foyth is a right-back. Having seen him a few times now, while he can defend better than most, he simply isn’t good enough when getting forward. He also gets sucked inside and therefore beaten out wide far too often for my liking.

In contrast, Kyle Walker-Peters is improving with each and every game and should be given a chance as the club’s first-choice right-back.

However, I would not want Aurier anywhere near the team and never have. He is too much of a liability for my liking and I would prefer to see Spurs cash in and use the money elsewhere.

I then believe that Moussa Sissoko could occupy the right-back berth when Walker-Peters is unavailable, with Winks and Ndombele left in midfield.

In my mind, he has all the attributes to be a brilliant right-back after covering for Trippier for an entire season last time out.

Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia both converted for Man United, so why not Sissoko?

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  1. We need to replace Trippier, whether it be short term or long term. My preferred choices for both ooptions are as follows:
    Short Term – Dani Alves. – His achievements speak for themselves. No brainer!
    Long Term – Nelson Semedo – Good age, super quick, skillful and can defend well. Right up our alley!


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