Player Watch: Juan Foyth

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  1. Westmorland

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    I don’t know what Eric is. As a defensive midfielder he looks like a centre half playing in midfield but when he plays centre half he tends to lose concentration and makes mistakes
     
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  2. allpaths

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    Love how during the summer, when it looked likely that he was going to PSG, I wasnt bothered if he came or not. Now I am absolutely chuffed we got him.

    This kid has it all not just as a defender, but as a footballer. Pace, good in the air, compativeness, brains, technical ability, composure and a great reader of the game. Thinking of him and Sanchez together for years to come make me so excited.
     
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  3. Tucker

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    Looked really shaky until we got our goal. Played a few...interesting passes too. Doesn’t look anywhere close to ready for the Premier League to me. He looks easily bullied and too slight. Reminds me of Vlad Chiriches.
     
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  4. JUSTINSIGNAL

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    He is very brave on the ball considering his age and lack of experience. Once he develops physically he has all the tools to be a great defender
     
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  5. eddiev14

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    He’s very young but you can see he has all the ingredients to be a top ball-playing centre back.

    Mistakes will obviously happen, and CB is a position where there is no hiding from them, but we just need to be patient with him.
     
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  6. Cheltenham Spur

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    What impressed me about his performance last night was that he didn't let the early hospital pass to Wanyama get to him.

    Plenty of players more experienced than him would go to pieces after that but he just carried on with his natural game.

    Shows a lot of maturity.
     
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  7. Spurrific

    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    Feel like he would get bullied by big lumps like Rondon, but he is only a kid in centre back terms. Very technically gifted, looking forward to seeing more of him.
     
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  8. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    Had a good game and looked the part. It was newport thogh and you can't judge in isolation. Hopefully he can play like that regularly and against better oposition and we will have a very good player.
     
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    He can only play/perform against whats put in front of him. Regardless it is obvious that he is a massive talent and when he hits his peak will be a dominating centerback in all facets of the game. Just hope he's still at Spurs at the time.
     
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  10. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    As i said you can't judge in isolation. Phil ifil had a fantastic game for us when he was younger than foyth but was never heard from again.
    Give him time he will have good games and bad for us but hopefully becomes a great player.
     
  11. allpaths

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    Sometimes you just know. It's in his body shape and how he handles himself on the pitch. Doesnt matter if the game was being played on some cow patch against a bunch of Welsh farmers or against Boca Jrs and River in some of the biggest stadia in south america.
    If a player has it, they just have it, Juan Foyth has it in spades, you can quote me on it.

    If he doesnt make it at spurs it wont be because of his footballing ability or his professionalism. Unlucky injury will be the only thing that stops him.
     
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  12. longtimespur

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    I look at it this way..
    Would I want to keep Foyth or would I like to have Stones?

    No contest is it?

    Think this lad has everything needed to be monumental in the future, can't say that for any other CB youngsters in the PL.
     
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  13. allpaths

    allpaths Well-Known Member

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    I dont think the choice is as obvious as you think it is.
     
  14. Tucker

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    Looks like he’s getting a bit of a cult following already. Anyone would think he’d kept Suarez and Messi quiet for 90 minutes.

    He’s got potential, and he looks to have good ball control, but any striker in the premier league would bully him without too much problem. He needs more matches, and to bulk up before I’d be happy with him starting over any of our other defenders. A loan somewhere in the Championship next season would do him the world of good.
     
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  15. Tucker

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    Wow...Rawk levels of delusion.
     
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    They'd be a few, Rondon, Aguero, but honestly cant think of many other. His footballing IQ would help him out a lot and the physical "weakness" wouldnt be that big of a concern.
     
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    Any traditional target man would have him on toast.
     
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    and who are these traditional target men in the prem? not many, and even so I still believe he could handle himself well against the physical threat. Just like how Toby and Jan do cerebally.
     
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  19. longtimespur

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    Seems like a RAWK reply so......
    ;)Obviously you understood all that I wrote but if/as you didn't I've emboldened the main point of my post
     
  20. Tucker

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    If you seriously would rather have an inexperienced 19 year old starting ahead of a £50 million defender and England International then all power to you. But I think you’re nuts.
     

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