Opinion: Who should Pochettino play at right back against Brighton?

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The thing I am most looking forward to about the Brighton game this weekend is the fact that Serge Aurier definitely will not be playing.

The Ivorian is banned after his red card at home to Southampton, while I doubt Pochettino would pick him even if he could after that woeful display against Bayern Munich.

So, who should come in to replace Aurier?

Kyle Walker-Peters is now back from his injury, playing the match in the Carabao Cup against Colchester, although that did not cover him in glory.

I think Walker-Peters did a decent job at the start of the season and you are guaranteed effort from the youngster, but I don’t see him as a long-term solution.

Davinson Sanchez should be given more game time, but I certainly do not believe it should come at right-back as he has looked awful there this season.

Moussa Sissoko is probably actually the best performer at right-back so far this season for Spurs, but I would argue that the Frenchman needs a rest after Tuesday night.

Therefore, I would let the one choice who hasn’t yet had a chance to impress have a go at the position, Juan Foyth.

He is back from injury, but has yet to appear this season. Without a number one choice at right-back, what has Poch got to lose? Give him a shot and see how it goes.

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