Tottenham fans will be desperate to put their Turf Moor disappointment behind them as quickly as possible. This weekend gave the Lilywhites the chance to cut the gap at the top of the table to just two points, yet they fell to a 2-1 defeat as a number of players failed to perform, one of those was Juan Foyth and there were celebrations when he was subbed.
76 – Erik enters the action:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 23 February 2019
The young Argentine defender has had an up and down season in his breakthrough year at the club. The 21-year-old gave away two penalties on his Premier League debut in a 3-2 win over Wolves before scoring the only goal of the game and winning the man of the match award on his second appearance in the competition. That turbulent week just sums up his Spurs career so far.
It was just over a week ago that the youngster put in a mature performance as he helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side past Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League, yet yesterday he was well off the pace. The youngster looked out of place at times and fans were left questioning whether or not he’s ready for this level. In the end, Foyth’s substitution in the 76th minute was celebrated by the fans and they’ll be fuming if he features against Chelsea in the week.
You can read the Lilywhites’ reaction to Foyth’s substitution here:
— Rocky Gill (@CllrRockyGill) February 23, 2019
Not the right game to play Foyth. Sorry lad.
— Josh Cowham (@JoshuaCowham) 23 February 2019
Thank god for that
— James McElligott (@McElligottJames) February 23, 2019
Can we just release foyth
— George Boothman (@boothman_george) February 23, 2019
Foyth cannot defend
— Lee (@JuniorLee_7) February 23, 2019
At last. I’m all up for blooding youth but not at this stage of the season please
— PAJ (@Jonespaul32Paul) February 23, 2019
Best thing you could of done was sub him off
— StrawbzGamer (@StrawbzG) February 23, 2019
— Gin (@Lamela11i) 23 February 2019
The Lilywhites were far from happy with Foyth and would prefer to see him left out of their next two huge games in the Premier League.