Opinion: This player should start at right-back against Watford in the Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has been experimenting at right-back to say the least this season, with Kieran Trippier having been sold to Atletico Madrid in the summer.

One question that has to be asked is why Tripps was sold without buying a first-team replacement, or at all for that matter.

However, the most pressing question for Pochettino and the fanbase is ‘Who is the first choice right-back?’

More than ten games into the new campaign, I believe that Poch really needs to decide on his number one right-back and his back-up for the rest of the season.

At the moment, it doesn’t look as if the players know who’s coming or going, which is forfeiting the ability to have a settled back four.

In my view, Walker-Peters looked a little short of the quality needed, although would make an excellent second choice.

Davinson Sanchez looked like a centre-back playing at right-back in the nicest sense. Aurier was a liability from start to finish against Southampton and Bayern. And Moussa Sissoko is short on the defensive experience needed.

So, fifth time lucky! Juan Foyth returned from injury to play 90 minutes at right-back for Argentina this week in a 2-2 draw against Germany.

I think that Poch should give this lad two games at right-back to see what he’s got, then make a final decision on which two of the five will be his go-to guys this season.

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