If Tottenham Hotspur have had one consistent problem position this season, it would have to be at right back, with the likes of Kieran Trippier not living up to the bill.
With Tripps having a storming World Cup last summer, many would have been hoping for the Spurs star to return in similar form to the Premier League.
And, initially, he did, scoring a peach of a free-kick on his first game back for Tottenham.
However, since then, Trippier’s defensive performances have been below par, and he hasn’t been his usual self going forward either.
Substitute right-back Serge Aurier has also been a bit of a liability in defence, as well as having injury problems through the campaign.
Young Kyle Walker-Peters looks a good prospect, but has also had some nervy moments in a Spurs shirt, namely that mistake away to Barcelona.
However, Pochettino has now revealed that after a successful audition at right wing back away to Man City in the Prem, Juan Foyth may have now earned future stars in the position.
Asked if we would see more of Foyth at right back, Poch said (Football London): “Yes. I think yes. I think he was very good. He played so well. The signal that he’s giving us in the training sessions, you can see and you can feel and you can trust him in that position.”
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In the match against Man City, Foyth was tasked with marking Raheem Sterling, a player who has earned a spot in the PFA team of the year, and is one of the Prem’s top goalscorers. However, aside from the first fifteen minutes, Foyth largely marked him out of the game, as well as marauding forward with confidence himself.
He was later tested again as Pep subbed on Leroy Sane, one of the best young wingers around, but against Foyth came out on top. He seemed effortlessly comfortable in the right-back berth, with more liberty to go forward, and play with the ball at his feet.
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