Juan Foyth’s chances of becoming Tottenham’s first-choice right-back next season have taken a major blow after the Argentine left stretchered out of Spurs’ Audi Cup final victory over Bayern Munich.

Coming on as a second-half substitute, Foyth was involved in a challenge with Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches and the Spurs man most certainly came off worse.

It’s not only a blow for Foyth, but it gives Mauricio Pochettino a major problem in the full-back areas ahead of their opening Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday week.

He was helped off by two physios, but after struggling to put any weight on his left foot, a stretcher was called and he was carried to the dressing room.

With Serge Aurier and Ben Davies both out injured and Danny Rose, who was given a reprieve in Munich after missing out recently in the Far East, looking like he could still leave the club, Pochettino has just two fit full-backs at his disposal for their season opener – Kyle Walker-Peters being the other.

Foyth wouldn’t have played in either of Spurs’ opening two Premier League games as he is suspended, however.



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