Juan Foyth joined Tottenham at the end of the summer 2017 transfer window, after a transfer pursuit which had gone on for some months.
The French media had insisted repeatedly that PSG were the favourites to sign the player. Yet, the media close to Estudiantes repeatedly insisted Foyth himself rather fancied a move to Spurs, wanting to play under Mauricio Pochettino.
He got his way, and in his first season the defender was very much learning behind the scenes, not to be seen on the pitch.
This campaign he has eleven starts across all competitions and is an increasingly used member of Pochettino’s Spurs squad.
He’s also getting more Argentina recognition and is currently away with the national squad. With Foyth expected to start this evening against Venezuela, Marca got a few words with the player.
Asked if he’s a more technical or physical defender, the Spurs man said: “More technical, but I’m working hard on my aggressiveness. And I think I’m improving it little by little.”
The Spanish newspaper then put it to Foyth that some people believe defenders need a ‘bad face’, and point out that he hasn’t, being quite innocent looking.
The 21 year old feels he can use that to his advantage: “It’s true that I do not have it, but when being bad on the court, it’s perfect [laughs]. Now I have a scar so it’s changed a bit.”
Foyth was then thrown a typical Marca style question, is he more like Sergio Ramos or Gerard Pique: “I like both, but my style of play is more like Pique because of the technique.”
Asked about the influence of Pochettino his game, the Tottenham youngster said: “He was a central defender and gives me very good tips to be better, more aggressive.”
Technique and aggression appear to the key things for Foyth’s future.