Called up to the Argentina national team by Lionel Scaloni for the next couple of friendlies, both against Mexico, Juan Foyth probably didn’t expect to be a sure-fire starter.
However, with Nicolas Otamendi and now German Pezzella both pulling out of the squad due to injuries, his chances have increased considerably.
According to El Dia in Argentina, ‘everything indicates’ the Tottenham centre-back, who scored his first ever Premier League goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend, is set to make his international debut on Saturday (GMT) at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba.
Bought from Estudiantes back in August 2017, the 20-year-old is more used to cup football than featuring in the league, but following the 1-0 loss to Manchester City, he has started both games against Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Eagles alongside Toby Alderweireld.
Whether that is something Tottenham fans will have to expect going forward, only Mauricio Pochettino knows, but the young defender appears set to be given a boost at international level as a reward.