Tottenham Hotspur have left a lot to be desired at the back so far this season, keeping just two clean sheets in eleven games across all competitions.
One of these came in an impressive 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace, while the other came against Colchester United in the League Cup, a 0-0 result that later turned into a penalty shootout loss for Spurs.
It is fair to say that the biggest problem position so far this season for Pochettino has been right-back, with four different players occupying the slot across the eleven games.
Kyle Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, and Moussa Sissoko have all played at right-back for multiple games in the past couple of months, with none being able to nail the position down.
However, could Spurs’ first choice for the remainder of the season be a player who hasn’t even featured yet?
The Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni, has revealed that Juan Foyth will play for his country today, with the youngster having been converted to right-back in recent internationals.
This comes after Foyth has been out injured for Spurs since pre-season and has yet to play a single minute in a Lilywhite jersey.
A few eyebrows may be raised among Spurs fans as they see him being risked on the international stage, especially after what happened to Giovani Lo Celso.
#SelecciónMayor Lionel Scaloni ?️: “Mañana vamos a jugar con Marchesín; Foyth, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Paredes, Pereyra, De Paul; Correa, Dybala y Lautaro Martínez”.
— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) October 8, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion:
It seems ridiculous that Foyth has not played a minute for Spurs but is starting for Argentina. Screams of an injury waiting to happen for me. Fingers crossed he gets through the game unhurt and plays well at right-back.
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