Pochettino asked whether Juan Foyth will be involved against Watford

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Dom Le Roy

It is fair to say that Mauricio Pochettino has had some problems at right-back this season, having already deployed four separate players in the position.

Kieran Trippier was sold to Atletico Madrid in the summer, leaving the first-choice spot up for grabs, but no single player has taken that chance with both hands.

Kyle Walker-Peters started the first three matches at right-back, but injury halted any sense of progress for the youngster and he did look out of his depth at times.

Davinson Sanchez then covered the position for a couple of games but very much looked like a central defender at right-back.

Serge Aurier was then welcomed back into the fold and looked to have the position nailed down after two great games against Palace and Leicester, but the Ivorian then hit the self-destruct button.

After a red card against Southampton and horror show against Bayern, Moussa Sissoko took over at right-back.

However, Juan Foyth is now back from injury and played two games at right-back for Argentina this week, so could he be involved this weekend?

When asked, Pochettino said (Football London): “He’s young, it was good for him after his injury and everything to have the possibility to play with Argentina. He played against Germany and Ecuador, always it’s good. He’s in the squad. We have plenty of players in that position on the pitch.

“For sure, working hard, he’s going to have his opportunities to play. I’m sure all the squad is going to be involved with six games in 22 days, we need all the squad. I am happy because he performed well with Argentina and that always helps to build his confidence.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Foyth would be my first choice at the moment, purely because he hasn’t had the chance to make a mistake at right-back yet. None of the other four have looked convincing, so it seems to be a case of mixing things up again for Poch.

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