Report: Juan Foyth played 90 minutes for Argentina – but rating did the media give him

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The last time Tottenham sent one of their Argentinian contingent away on international duty to play a friendly for his country, he came back injured.

Giovani Lo Celso still hasn’t returned from the hip injury he picked up during the last international break, and Spurs fans could be forgiven for being apprehensive about Foyth’s inclusion this time around.

The young central defender has yet to play a single minute for Tottenham in any competition after suffering an injury in pre-season.

Despite this, the Argentine was included in the latest senior international squad and even started the friendly match against Germany. Not only this, but Foyth played all 90 minutes.

Handing the Spurs man a full match against the Germans seems a bit much as his first game of the season, but how did he get on at right-back?

With Spurs left wanting in that position, they could really do with Foyth taking to the new spot like a duck to water.

Sky Sports rated Foyth at 6/10 for his performance last night.

90Min only rated Foyth at 5/10.

Spurs Web Opinion:

It appears to me that Pochettino doesn’t have one stand out choice to be his first-choice right-back. It’s more about muddling through to January when he can finally buy a new player.

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  1. He played well last night but he could only handle the threats he faced and mainly the Germans attacked the left and central areas. He did well enough, got in decent positions, tackled well, passed intelligently etc but how highly can you mark a player that is not under great pressure defensively and who tends to not go on marauding runs on the flanks and knocking in top quality crosses against a player who plays passes and crosses from deeper areas so is not out of position and exposing his flank on a counter

    I can understand why he might not have been given higher ratings but in many ways ratings aren’t so much a reflection on a player so much as how tested he is by the opposition, come to that at times by his team mates

    Ratings are very subjective, he had a good game, I can only remember one pass that failed to find a tea mate and that was in the German half so caused no problem and one tackle he was wrong sided but there he was simply trying to cover the midfielder who should have done the job

    It doesn;t necessarilly mean he’ll be the solution for us in the PL but what he did show was he looks like he could be a far better option in the rb role than either Aurier or KWP, that might be setting the bar low but it doesn’t mean the lad can’t jump a lot higher, only time and a run of games will give a better indication


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