Poch gives his verdict on Juan Foyth’s red card and whether it was down to inexperience

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have made it a difficult for themselves in their pursuit to qualify for Champions League next season as they suffered their sixth consecutive away loss in the Premier League in a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth yesterday.

The North London side dominated the opening stages of the game with Bournemouth debutant Mark Travers making key saves from Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Christian Eriksen.

Afterwards, Son Heung-Min received a red card after an altercation with midfielder Jefferson Lerma. Substitute Juan Foyth then reduced Spurs to nine men just two minutes into the second half after receiving a straight red card for lunging into Jack Simpson with his studs showing.

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino was asked for his opinion about Juan Foyth’s red card and whether it was due to inexperience from the young Argentine defender.

He stated: “It happens, the situation can happen. The moment the ball goes a little bit, he realises he cannot stop. I need to watch again. I need to accept the decision of the referee, it is not experience or not experience, sometimes this situation happens in football.” (Football London)

This defeat means Tottenham have won just once in their last four league matches, leaving them in teetering in third place ahead of their Champions League rivals Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United.

Champions League qualification is still in their hands, with a win on the final day of the season against Everton enough to secure a top-four finish.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Although Juan Foyth is reckless at times, if Pochettino is able to smooth his rough edges, he could become one hell of a player. Who knows whether his future lies as a centre back, right back, or central midfielder, but the young defender is good on the ball and reads the game well. He just needs to calm down at times and learn when to play the easy and safe ball.

 

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