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…
Say this every time but Foyth is a future god
— Brooklyn Spurs (@bklynspurs) February 18, 2018
On a positive note, Juan Foyth has looked fantastic. It's scary to think about how good he and Davinson Sanchez will be in a few years.
— Chris Nano (@ChrisNano10) February 18, 2018
Juan Foyth . . . Young and inexperienced but he will be a top CB in a few years!
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) February 18, 2018
I love Juan Foyth
— Club Eriksen (@EasyEriksen) February 18, 2018
Juan Foyth looking more professional in every match he plays.
— Spurs Centre (@Spurs_Centre) February 18, 2018
Juan Foyth is going to be a monster too
— Bruin Life (@LifeOfABruin) February 18, 2018
I’m feeling the Foyth love again. Enjoying watching him.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 18, 2018
His dribbling was better than Sissoko lol
— Indra Dilianto (@IndraDilianto) February 18, 2018
I think he’s quality
— Joe Sanchez (@JSanchez3) February 18, 2018
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He looks like he could develop into a world class player
— Mark Powell (@Mark_D_Powell) February 18, 2018