Player Watch: Juan Foyth

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Football is littered with players who have changed their position of play on the field and been very successful I see no reason why Foyth can not be a success at right back . He would have to be really bad to not improve on KWP an Aurier .
 

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my concern is he has showed nothing in his short career at Spurs to suggest he is any less rash than Aurier to be honest!
Yep, he had that stupid sending off last season when he got booked quickly in succession (I think he also came on as a sub?) not to mention countless times he’s given away of should have given away penalties.

Has a lot to prove for me.
 

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my concern is he has showed nothing in his short career at Spurs to suggest he is any less rash than Aurier to be honest!
Are we talking about his red at Bournemouth or am I missing something with the whole Juan Foyth being rash? Thinking specifically about his short time at RB.
 
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Are we talking about his red at Bournemouth or am I missing something with the whole Juan Foyth being rash? Thinking specifically about his short time at RB.
Probably because of the two pens he gave away against Wolves and other moments which were near pens I can't be arsed to recall.

Still I think he'll improve, if you're gonna go with a rebuild he's a better option than Aurier.
 

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Probably because of the two pens he gave away against Wolves and other moments which were near pens I can't be arsed to recall.

Still I think he'll improve, if you're gonna go with a rebuild he's a better option than Aurier.
Oh yeah ..there was that 😆 he was CB that night . Either way I think he's got a heck of a future ahead of him.
 

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I’m more than happy to see him at right back if it turns out he’s the best option but, with the likelihood that all of Rose, Aurier, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are off, I’d quite like to see us behind fielding and persisting with a back four of KWP, Foyth, Sanchez and Sessegnon, or off Foyth turns out to be better at right back, then put him there and Tanganga in the middle. Shield it with a proper DM and allow them to bond, grown and improve.

Never going to happen.
 

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Foyth may very well develop into a great CB and be an adequate RB in the meantime. But compared to the days of Walker & Rose we have really regressed. Hence this conversation about him playing at RB is really depressing. I'll get my coat...
 

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He is not a RB.
Why not? Poch thinks he can play there. He plays there for Argentina. He's played there against some of the best teams in the world and done well despite his lack of experience in the position.

Remember when Bale was a left back? Or Dembele was a striker?
 

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Why not? Poch thinks he can play there. He plays there for Argentina. He's played there against some of the best teams in the world and done well despite his lack of experience in the position.

Remember when Bale was a left back? Or Dembele was a striker?
I think he can play RB but only as a defensive RB. We need attacking, athletic and dynamic fullbacks, they are so key in the modern game.

I just don't see how Foyth would offer much offensively.
 

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I think he can play RB but only as a defensive RB. We need attacking, athletic and dynamic fullbacks, they are so key in the modern game.

I just don't see how Foyth would offer much offensively.
We don't need that. We are currently playing a flat back four. We need far more traditional fullbacks for the current system
 

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We don't need that. We are currently playing a flat back four. We need far more traditional fullbacks for the current system
Which system? The diamond?

A diamond definitely requires attacking, dynamic fullbacks to overlap as they are the only wide outlet in the team. Even in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 we still need fullbacks who can offer something offensively and have good recovery pace.

My reasoning is we need to get back to having pacey, dynamic fullbacks as that's one of the key factors that made Poch teams with us so successful.
 

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my concern is he has showed nothing in his short career at Spurs to suggest he is any less rash than Aurier to be honest!
True. But at least he is much younger, and has room to learn and grow. Aurier is a veteran by comparison. So, it's clear that he'll never be able to iron out that part of his game. Whereas Foyth can, and probably will.
 

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he looks comfortable on the ball n offers a bit of steel for that reason i'd like to see how he would do as a proper ball playing dm ( our problem position?) sliding into the back 3 should we ever acquire some decent attacking fullbacks. a dream i know! would have to acquire alot of discipline not to give away freekicks playing there.
 

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he looks comfortable on the ball n offers a bit of steel for that reason i'd like to see how he would do as a proper ball playing dm ( our problem position?) sliding into the back 3 should we ever acquire some decent attacking fullbacks. a dream i know! would have to acquire alot of discipline not to give away freekicks playing there.
To be fair, we are more in need of him playing full back or CB at the moment.
 
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