Pochettino praises match-winner Foyth

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Juan Foyth received high praise from Mauricio Pochettino after the young defender ended up scoring the match-winning goal against Crystal Palace earlier this evening.

After Davinson Sanchez was ruled out with a hamstring injury, Foyth came back in to play his second Premier League game in a row.

He also attracted headlines on his debut at Wolverhampton Wanderers a week ago when he gave away two penalties in the 3-2 win, but once again showed his raw quality alongside Toby Alderweireld.

It was from a Spurs corner that the deadlock was eventually broken in the 66th minute. Kane’s header was deflected up into the air and, as Palace’s Jordan Ayew waited for the ball to drop, Foyth took advantage and leapt and headed in from close range.

Foyth became the third Argentinean player to score for Spurs in the Premier League, following Erik Lamela and Mauricio Taricco.

Pochettino told BT Sport: “It was a very competitive game,”

“It was an even game and it was tough. Before the game we were talking a lot about how difficult it is to play here.

“I’m so pleased because the team fought well under difficult circumstances and got the three points.

“It’s fantastic for Foyth. His performance today was fantastic. He played so well. He needs to learn and keep improving but he is a very good prospect for us.”

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