Alan Hutton has urged Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to hand Juan Foyth a run of games among the starting XI after returning to the first-team setup.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and Scotland full-back says that the Argentine defender looked solid in his first start of the season against Red Star Belgrade as Pochettino continued to rotate at right-back.
The Tottenham boss has used Foyth, Kyle Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez to try fill the void left by Kieran Trippier, the Ivorian international handed the nod against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Hutton says that there have been too many issues on the right-hand side of the defence this season and that the manager needs to hand Foyth a run of starts to let him prove his worth.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it would be fair for him to have a run. I watched the game (v Red Star) and I thought the first few minutes he looked a bit nervous but then he grew into the game and did well.
“It’s difficult, when you’re a right-back on the outside looking in and you see the boy in front of you making mistake after mistake and you’re only getting the odd opportunity, that’s where it’s difficult. You can’t get your run going, you can’t get your confidence up.
“Aurier has made a lot of mistakes and I think Foyth deserves a run, a big run as in eight, nine, ten games, but it just seems to be right-back and left-back he just rotates always for whatever reason. He doesn’t seem to be quite set on the full-back areas.”
Foyth has struggled to make a mark on the senior side in north London this season, the natural centre-back handed just 127 minutes of game time, 20 of which have come in the Premier League, across four appearances, his outing against Red Star his only start of the campaign.
He has a total of 29 appearances under his belt for Spurs, 14 of those coming in the club’s Premier League matches.
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