Spurs boss backs Foyth after defender’s tough debut

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed that he was happy with the performance of Juan Foyth following the 3-2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 20-year-old central defender made his Premier League debut alongside Toby Alderweireld in the heart of the back four, with Davinson Sanchez dropping to the bench.

Foyth had caught the eye following his impressive display in the 3-1 win against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

The Argentine gave away two penalties in the second half of last night’s Premier League encounter.

Tottenham had earlier gone three goals ahead courtesy of two in the first half from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, with Harry Kane adding a third in the 62nd minute.

Just six minutes later, Foyth fouled Jiminez before pushing his team-mate Jonny ten minutes later, becoming the first player to give away two penalties in the same Premier League game since Everton’s Phil Jagielka in 2016.

Pochettino backed his defender after the match, speaking to Football.London he said: “Yes of course, his debut, but I think his performance was very good. I am happy, but when you are a centre-back you can be involved and then it’s an action and then in the second half they pushed a lot, trying to turn the result. But of course that situation happened and I think he’s clever and he’s going to learn. But I’m happy, very happy. His performance was very good.”

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