Tottenham Hotspur may have detailed a positive injury update, without actually saying anything about it.
As noted by Football.London, Juan Foyth’s name was not mentioned on the latest injury report by the club ahead of their away trip to the King Power Stadium, where they will meet Leicester City in Saturday’s early kick-off.
The club revealed that Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso were the only two men to be unavailable for the Premier League encounter.
Although nothing has been confirmed, the fact that he has been left out of the most recent injury list appears to be a rather encouraging sign for Tottenham and one that will provide Mauricio Pochettino with a boost.
The right-back position has been a topic of debate in north London over the summer following Kieran Trippier’s move to Atletico Madrid and it seems the Argentine manager has not been afforded the time to work out who is his best option in the position.
Kyle Walker-Peters started the season as the first choice, although that may have only been because Foyth was unavailable through suspension and because of the injury he suffered whilst on pre-season duty (club’s official website).
Serge Aurier has recently been used because the 22-year-old Englishman has had to spend some time on the sidelines as well with a hamstring injury, although it appears he could be in contention to return as well.
However, if the 21-year-old South American is available, it would not be a surprise to see him in the side. Last season, he managed to record figures of 2.6 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and four clearances per game in the 12 fixtures he appeared in.
Indeed, there will, perhaps, be doubts about whether he will be fit enough to play though, as he has not played for a few months and could be saved until Spurs go up against Colchester United in the League Cup in midweek.
Regardless of whether he plays on Saturday against Leicester City or not, it would appear Tottenham could have Foyth available to them in the near future, which will surely be a boost to Pochettino’s side.
The defender excelled against Manchester City last season in the right-back position and won plaudits from both Jamie Redknapp (Sky Sports via The Boot Room) and Micky Hazard for his performance in the role.
Having three players available and competing for that position will be excellent news for Spurs, even if Aurier does not think he has any competition.
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