Pundit not convinced that Spurs player is ready to become starter

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Dom Le Roy

Pochettino has made some surprising selection choices in the three games so far this season, with the Argentine’s decision to leave Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen out of the side particularly leaving some fans perplexed.

One area where Pochettino hasn’t had much choice is right back. The club have sold Kieran Trippier to Atletic Madrid this summer and some reports suggest that Serge Aurier is also on his way out (Calciomercato).

Meanwhile, Juan Foyth picked up an injury during preseason, leaving Kyle Walker-Peters as the only fit right back at the club. The 22-year-old has started all three of Spurs matches so far and on the whole, has coped well with the pressure.

However, former Liverpool and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison is not convinced that the youngster is ready to start regularly at a club like Spurs. He identified the full back areas as a real area of concern for Pochettino.

Speaking to Sport Optus, Hutchinson said, “They seem to have lost all their quality in full-back areas where they had four quality full-backs.

“Pochettino was chopping and changing and now you’re looking Danny Rose doesn’t create too much and Walker-Peters is a young boy learning his trade.

“I’m not sure he’s ready to play at the top end of the Premier League. So, he’s got some problems to solve Pochettino because he’s losing far too many games.”

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Walker-Peters needs to get more games under his belt before we are able to judge him better. I fully expect Juan Foyth to become the established first choice right back before the end of the season. I believe Foyth is capable of maturing into a fantastic full back given how good he is in one v one situations both defensively and offensively.

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