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‘A future god’, ‘World class’ – Tottenham fans delighted by 20-year-old’s Rochdale performance

The Tottenham Hotspur fans were feeling disappointed in the Transfer Tavern last night after their side conceded a late equaliser against Rochdale at Spotland. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned plenty of plaudits recently for their domineering display over Juventus in the Champions League last week, but they struggled to replicate their European heroics when they faced a side who currently sit rock-bottom of League One. Tottenham needed a replay to get through to the 5th round of the competition after failing to beat Newport County at the first time of asking in the 4th round, and they will need to emerge as winners of yet another replay if they are to secure their passage to the quarter finals.

With a congested fixture list to consider, Pochettino opted to field a new-look side for his side’s fixture yesterday and gave plenty of his fringe players a rare opportunity to impress against the League One outfit.

One of the most inexperienced inclusions in Pochettino’s starting eleven was the Argentine defender Juan Foyth who started alongside Toby Alderweireld at centre-back, and it’s fair to say he hugely impressed on only his 7th appearance for the club this season.

Foyth (valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt) was signed from Estudiantes last August for a fee in the region of £11.7 million, but the 20-year-old has struggled for first-team opportunities this season due to strong competition from the likes of Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier.

However, judging by the reaction on Twitter, it seems the Lilywhites faithful are eager to see more of their relatively unknown young defender in the coming weeks after watching him in action yesterday.

The debut performance of Lucas Moura understandably stole the headlines for Tottenham, but Foyth’s positive impact on proceedings was certainly a popular topic for discussion amongst the supporters in the aftermath of proceedings yesterday.

Here’s what the Spurs fans on Twitter have had to say about Foyth’s performance against Rochdale…

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