‘Too slow’ – Some Spurs fans react to reports of 22-year-old being used as a full-back

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham fans are divided over Jose Mourinho’s decision to deploy Juan Foyth at right-back during the friendly against Norwich City on Friday.

Football.London revealed that the Argentine defender had featured at right-back during the behind closed doors friendly against the Canaries last week.

The 22-year-old is no stranger to the role, having played in the position for Spurs towards the end of last season, as well as for Argentina in last summer’s Copa America.

There have been contradictory reports regarding Foyth over the last few weeks with some claiming that the defender has already played his final game for Spurs and is likely to leave North London in the summer (Football Insider).

However, there have also been suggestions that the youngster could be loaned out to Leeds United if they win promotion to the Premier League next season.

Some Spurs fans were convinced that Foyth could do well with more game time while others felt he doesn’t have the attributes to play as a right-back.


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I personally believe that Foyth is at his best when he is playing as a centre-half on either side in a back three. That role would allow him the freedom to come out with the ball from the back while also making the most of his natural aggressiveness in winning the ball back. Foyth seems to split opinion among Tottenham fans but I have been a fan of the Argentine form day one. I believe loaning him out to a Premier League club where he can get games under his belt would be the ideal scenario for us.

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  1. Funny but although I believe there is a player in there that is a position he has made bad mistakes from in the past. He tries to be to smart and gets caught out by quick attackers.


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