Juan Foyth is happy with life at Tottenham Hotspur. Despite having only two appearances for the club so far, the Argentine defender seems to understand he needs to conquer his spot and claims to be fighting for it.
The 19-year-old has spoken to Spanish news agency EFE this Tuesday, and talked a lot about his first two months at the London club.
“I’m very calm”, Foyth told EFE (via Sport). “I’ve been around for a short time and I’m fine, I know I have to fight from the bottom because there are very good players on this team, I try to do my best in practice to have the chance to play.”
Signed from Argentine side Estudiantes in late August, the player cost Spurs around £10m, making it clear that Mauricio Pochettino really relies on his potential.
Foyth made his debut in a League Cup game against Barsnley, and then played again in the same competition against West Ham, which the Spurs lost 3-2.
When commenting on the match, he didn’t seem any happy about it: “We all wanted to win, the objective of the group was to win all the possible tournaments and now we suffer because we have less competitions.
“A lot of anger, we knew we had it under control in the first half, but in the second one they came and we conceded. We weren’t concentrating.”
Asked about who inspires him most, Foyth has an answer for now, and another for the player he used to be: “Today I really like the defenders I’m playing with: Vertonghen, Davinson and Toby, but I also look a lot at Gerard Piqué.”
“Of course, when I was a kid I did not play in this position: I played more advanced and didn’t look at the central defenders, so I really liked Kaka.”