Juan Foyth has admitted he doesn’t know if he will play at centre-back or right-back for Tottenham this season.
The Argentinian made his Premier League debut for Spurs at centre-back last term, and although he gave away two penalties against Wolves he went on to put in a series of impressive performances.
Once he has ironed out the mistakes Foyth clearly has the potential to become a regular for Tottenham, which could be important given the ongoing uncertainty around Toby Alderweireld’s future.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard, the 21-year-old spoke about playing in the middle and at right-back for Argentina at this summer’s Copa America before returning to Spurs for pre-season.
Foyth said: “The [Argentina] manager [Scaloni] called me before the Copa and asked if I could play right-back because he saw me playing there at Tottenham. I said yes.
“The first game I played centre-back but the next three games I played right-back and I felt good.
“I’m trying to learn in every position I play and [take on board] what the gaffer says to me.
“But I don’t know if this is going to be my position or centre-back this season – I can play both and I like both.
“It’s nice to play two positions as you can have more opportunities. I think it’ll help. I will try to compete in both positions.
“Of course, all the players here at Tottenham are unbelievable and I have to train hard if I want to play. And when I play I will try to do my best. I think I can compete in both positions.”
Alderweireld’s £25 million release clause has now expired and it looks like the Belgian could stay put, a scenario that would reduce Foyth’s game time in the middle of the defence. However, he could play on the right more often this season.
Kieran Trippier has left the club for Atletico Madrid and doubts remain over the quality of Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters. As a result, Mauricio Pochettino could make his countryman Foyth his first-choice right-back.
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