Exclusive: Bent urges Poch to turn to rarely-used Tottenham player despite limitations

Darren Bent urged Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to give defender Juan Foyth a run in the team as he will bring stability to the club’s defence.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs striker shared that he thought his former side didn’t look solid at the back and would benefit from utilising Foyth as he can defend.

Foyth has been rarely-used this season as the 21-year-old has only played 20 minutes in the Premier League and 107 minutes in the Champions League.

Bent admitted that Foyth had limitations as he doesn’t offer much going forward, but stressed the importance of Pochettino needing to turn his side into one that is difficult to beat.

When asked if Pochettino should turn to Foyth and start utilising him more, Bent told Football Insider: “Yeah potentially, potentially he could be the one.

“I think he could be the one because at the minute Spurs don’t look solid at all and they need some sort of stability in order to be a solid team that is hard to play against, as they’re not at the minute.

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“Yeah we know going forward, he is a little bit limited, but he can defend so for me, I’d probably go with him for a little bit.”

Foyth saw the start of his 2019/20 campaign disrupted due to an ankle injury, but he did also noticeably struggle to lock down a place in Spurs’ first-team last season.

The Argentinian defender, who can play as a centre-back as well as right-back, played just 12 times in the Premier League in his 2018/19 campaign, with five of his appearances coming at the tail-end of the season.

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