There was a feeling among a section of Spurs fans coming into the season that this was going to be the season of Juan Foyth’s emergence as a quality defender.
The Argentine had a strong end to the last campaign despite suffering a couple of forgettable moments and also impressed in the Copa America featuring predominantly at right back.
With Kieran Trippier departing to Atletico Madrid in the summer, there were hopes that the 21-year-old could nail down the right back role.
However, an ankle injury that he sustained in the pre-season win against Bayern Munich has curtailed his progress.
Foyth, who is currently in Dortmund as a part of Argentina’s squad who will take on Germany in an international friendly on Thursday, admitted that he has fully recovered from his injury.
Speaking ahead of the match, the defender told TyC Sports, “I’m happy to be back following my injury, I’m completely recovered. I rejoined the group two weeks ago.
“We all want to enjoy these friendly matches and to continue being taken into consideration. If I play as a central defender, that’s good but I can also play as a full back.”
Foyth was named on the bench for the match against Brighton and if he features for Argentina hopefully that will help him regain his match fitness.
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Tottenham certainly could use all the help they can get in the defensive department and so Foyth’s return can’t come soon enough. With neither Kyle Walker-Peters nor Serge Aurier managing to nail down the right back slot in his absence, the defender has a great opportunity to stake a claim to being a first team regular.
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