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Mauricio Pochettino: 'Juan Foyth one of best players in derby'

Poch: 'Foyth one of best players in derby'
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino defends Juan Foyth's performance in Sunday's 4-2 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has defended Juan Foyth's performance in Sunday's 4-2 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Foyth was given the nod to start alongside Jan Vertonghen in central defence, with Toby Alderweireld left on the bench for the London derby at the Emirates Stadium.

The 20-year-old found it difficult to make his mark against the Gunners, however, with Tottenham's back four struggling to deal with the home side's attacking movement.

Pochettino, though, has said that Foyth "was one of the best players on the pitch".

"How many players on the halfway line miss the pass? A lot," Pochettino told reporters. "And then it is 50 metres to arrive to the goal. Because he is young it is easy to blame him, it is easy.

"But for me, Juan was one of the best players on the pitch. If we put this pass that wasn't good in that action out of the 90 minutes, by far [he] was the best. By far."

Foyth, who joined Tottenham from Estudiantes in 2017, has now played the full 90 minutes in each of his team's last four Premier League matches.


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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
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16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
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