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Juan Foyth

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 30 Aug 2017.

  1. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    Maybe so, but there is a big difference between playing in a back 3 against Dortmund when they are playing without a central striker and their key playmaker and playing in a back 4 against a decent premier league attack.

    I hope he does get stronger but he is currently nothing like as strong as Toby and Jan. But I agree he is still young, I remember when Bale was just kin and bone.

    What I would really like to see is more sub appearances from the likes of Foyth, Walker-Peters and some of other young players in the last 15-20 minutes once we have secured the win i.e. 2 or 3 goals ahead
     
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    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    I must confess, personally I would love to see him given a run out as a defensive midfielder, I really think with the right coaching he would have the right skill set to excel in that position, especially as many have said he looks so comfortable on the ball
     
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  3. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Agree with both of the above. He has just turned 21 and has years in front of him as he learns. That run he went on in the 2nd half showed he has the ability and quick feet to be a star.
     
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    Maltese Falcon Steed Malbranque

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    I would go as far as to say that Foyth should be one the first players on the teamsheet when we play against lower table teams, especially at home. He is made to playe in a back three and gives us so much,despite his tender years, in terms of constructing play from the back. He also allows the right wing back to stretch play and give us needed width.
     
  5. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    I like Foyth, but I dont like a back 3 against weak teams. It means we end up with 7 outfielders who are unlikely to threaten the goal and our wing backs really aren't of a high enough quality to compensate
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Right back till the summer please.
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    He did a good job at right-back, he's not quick enough for the role though. Today was basically all-out defence from him, but that's not what we need in 90% of the games we play. He was effectively right-back in a back 5. We need someone who can get up and down and squeeze the play higher up the pitch.

    He looks perfect for the right-side of a back 3 though, imo.
     
  8. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    I agree with that. It’s good to know he can do a job there, but we need a proper RB



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  9. Legohamster

    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Trippier isn’t quick - till the summer he can be a stop gap.

    We do need a new one
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    I think Poch could do like he did with Dier, get this kid tuned up as a DCM. Pair him up with Big Vic or Sissoko is you're worried about his risk taking or physicality.

    Think the upsides with his forward passing and stepping forward runs could be a winner.
     
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    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    Can't decide whether my favourite bit was the low intelligent cross he made for Lucas in the first half (Trippier have done his usual curling cross to no one) or when he raced after been caught up the pitch get Sanchez out of trouble with a covering tackle (Trippier doesn't have the pace to even bother doing that).
     
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  12. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    Foyth playing as a WB til the summer would be a really poor option if we play a back 3 - we just wouldn’t get the attacking input needed from a RWB in games which are almost must wins. RB in a back 4 would be marginally better but personally I’d just play a proper RB and hope they play well


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    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    He did ever so well. Struggling a bit in the first 15 minutes, but sorted it out and adjusted brilliantly. Great to have yet another versatile player that does well in several positions.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    He has a decent cross on him, seen it a few times this season.

    At this stage, a rb that doesn’t fudge up is a step up
     
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    nayenezgani Milija Aleksic

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    Brilliant performance, I've said it many times now but he's going to be an absolute star. His attitude is spot on also. Speaks English like a natural!

     
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    Sandman Sergei Rebrov

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    I would have agreed with that earlier in the season. But I have noticed a change in the way that Poch is deploying the 3 at the back. When he does use it these days Sanchez is the middle man ( the man with pace ) to cover runs in and behind. And Toby and Jan have been give license to move up so instead of a line of three its like a triangle and it allows our midfield to swamp the lesser teams and also have any lone man crowded from behind and on both sides.
     
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    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    I hope he stays w us for many years. He is berry berry good playa. And intelligent. And gets it’s a team game. And he grew into rhe game today.
     
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    Huddy Sergei Rebrov

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    What Foyth showed yesterday in that instance was a desire to get back and help the team, whilst Trippier far too often lacks that required desire and will attempt to get back into position while jogging and ball watching, it's infuriating to watch at times.
     
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    FatBloke Luke Young

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    Defend first, attack second. I like that in a full back :)
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    That's not a change, Poch has almost always played Sanchez central with Toby and Vert wide of him. Though yesterday he had Sanchez on the right of the 3 to help with Sterling.
     
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