Tottenham Hotspur fans were delighted with Juan Foyth’s display as Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost 1-0 to Manchester City on Saturday.
The Argentine played out of position as Spurs played City for the second time in a week.
After a glorious triumph in the Champions League, Pochettino’s men were beaten at the Etihad in the Premier League, with Phil Foden scoring the only goal of the game.
But the 21-year-old was a shining light throughout for Spurs, managing to effectively limit the threat of Raheem Sterling and, later, Leroy Sane on the left flank.
Indeed, Saturday’s display was the 21-year-old’s 13th in all competitions and his first at right-back.
A natural centre-back, Foyth’s playing time has been carefully managed by Pochettino in 2018-19, and a number of fans on Twitter were left delighted by his display in Manchester.
Indeed, many believe that he is set to blossom into a genuinely elite talent in north London.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
— Ash Wye (@AshWye) April 20, 2019
Foyth is so good for his age that me putting the caveat ‘for his age’ isnt even necessary anymore
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) April 20, 2019
Foyth playing out of position and still putting in a better performance than Trippier
— JA-THFC (@TheLocalYidiot) April 20, 2019
Encouraging performance from our boys despite an injury crisis, heavy rotation, and fatigue. Foyth was mostly excellent, Eriksen played some glorious passes, and Wanyama looked decent when he came on too. Go smash Brighton, Spurs. #COYS #THFC
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) April 20, 2019
#thfc defender Juan Foyth has been brilliant up against Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane today.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) April 20, 2019
Another fine performance both Juan Foyth and out of position too. How some don’t rate this kid is a massive worry for their football knowledge
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) April 20, 2019
Foyth and Sanchez were immense today.
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) April 20, 2019
Young Juan Foyth is going to be special. Out of position but kept Sterling – and then Sane – quiet. Far from an easy task. Sanchez much improved as well. Everyone else was decent but no real standout performances.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) April 20, 2019