Potential new right-back shines on international duty

By | 7th July 2019

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Juan Foyth may have missed out on a first major trophy of his career, but ended his personal campaign on a high as his Argentina side finished 3rd in the 2019 Copa America.

The 21-year-old was an unused substitute for Argentina’s first two games in the tournament – the 2-0 defeat to Davinson Sanchez’s Colombia and the 1-1 draw with Paraguay.

But Foyth started their final four games, including Saturday nights victory over Chile in the 3rd place play-off. Interestingly from a Spurs perspective, Foyth was selected as a right-back for Argentina, which is the position in which he featured at club level towards the end of the season.

Goals from Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala put Argentina into a two-goal lead in a first-half that saw captain Lionel Messi and former Cardiff City defender Gary Medel both sent off after a collision between the pair.

Arturo Vidal reduced the deficit from the penalty spot just before the hour mark, but Foyth’s side held on to claim the bronze medal.

Despite the victory, it marked their worst Copa America finish since 2011 – and meant they failed to reach the final for just the second time this century.

However, on a personal note, the experience will no doubt have been valuable for the Tottenham defender, who will enjoy a well-deserved rest before returning to Hotspur Way for pre-season. With the likes of Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier available for transfer this summer, Tottenham could have a potential replacement for next season within their ranks.

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This post written by Jake Sanders originally appeared on TottenhamBlog.com. Read the full post here.

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