Well played – Tottenham fringe man puts in excellent performance in City loss

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in an even game on Saturday afternoon, with Spurs just not taking their chances in the first half.

Both Son Heung-min and Christian Erisken found themselves through on goal, but the clinical finishing from Wednesday night escaped us today.

The result leaves Tottenham in a precarious position in the top-four race, but the team put in a solid effort and were unlucky not to come away with anything.

The main positive from the game in my opinion was the performance of Juan Foyth.

With games coming thick and fast, the young Argentine was picked by Mauricio Pochettino at right wing-back and played excellently.

Foyth kept City danger man Raheem Sterling virtually anonymous, defended excellently and was very composed with the ball at his feet.

Tottenham have had issues in this position all season, with Kieran Trippier looking out of sorts and Serge Aurier injured and unreliable.

With Foyth’s excellent showing here against the English champions, is the South American now in the running to play this position more regularly for Spurs?

It is clear that Pochettino rates his countryman and his showing today justifies why.

Tottenham have a bright prospect on their hands.

While I would hate to think that Foyth is being lined up as Toby Alderweireld’s replacement, having the Argentine defender in the first-team squad as an option in a number of positions is a big plus for Spurs.