Juan Foyth postponed his own honeymoon to attend Tottenham’s pre-season tour of the Far East earlier this month.
And now the Argentine international, who has barely had a rest since representing his country at the Copa America earlier this month, has joined his teammates in Germany for the Audi Cup in Munich.
With Kyle Walker-Peters failing to catch the eye in Asia, and Serge Aurier still out with a freak hand injury, Foyth was handed another opportunity to impress as he started Spurs’ pre-season match against Real Madrid this evening.
Foyth was up against a familiar face in Eden Hazard, but by no means disgraced himself in the opening 45 minutes against the Madrid winger. He was one of nine Tottenham changes at the break, but kept the Belgian rather quiet, making one vital challenge in the corner against him, whilst display his wonderful passing range in an impressive showing.
The 21-year-old defender is far from the finished article, but with Spurs looking more unlikely by the day to replace the departed Kieran Trippier, Foyth is becoming the most likely option at right-back this season.
However, after his red card against Bournemouth back in May, Foyth definitely won’t be starting Tottenham’s opening two Premier League against Aston Villa and Manchester City as he will serve a two-match suspension.