Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard singled out Juan Foyth for some special praise following the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.
The game lacked the goals of Wednesday’s Champions League clash, but there was still plenty of incidents, with both sides having numerous chances and penalty appeals turned down.
Tottenham have lost five successive Premier League away games for the first time since May 2004, a run of six under manager David Pleat.
Mauricio Pochettino made five changes to his starting line up which included Juan Foyth coming in for the disappointing Kieran Trippier at right wing back.
Trippier had struggled to contain Raheem Sterling during the European tie on Wednesday and was at fault for at least one of City’s goals due to his poor defensive positioning.
Foyth had a tricky opening fifteen minutes against the England winger but grew into the game, showing maturity well beyond his 21 years of age and looked solid in defence by snuffing out numerous attacking opportunities for the home side.
After the match, Hazard took to Twitter to praise Foyth’s performance.
So proud of our boys, character guts heart quality they had it in abundance, just need better finishing and we win that game. So Proud of them all and Foythe for one so young was superb. Walk tall boys you did us proud COYSSS
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) April 20, 2019
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