There were plenty of outstanding individual performances in Tottenham’s win over Borussia Dortmund, including that of Juan Foyth.
Foyth was quite simply brilliant against Dortmund. It became abundantly clear that the magnitude of his first ever start in the Champions League didn’t phase him when he turned out of trouble with ice-cold composure in the early openings of the game and, aside from a first-half blunder which almost gave Dortmund the lead, he was solid all evening long.
It was a brave performance from the inexperienced 21-year-old and he received plenty of plaudits for his display.
However, it’s unlikely that the compliments he received would have been as profound as those offered by Tottenham legend and compatriot Ossie Ardiles.
Indeed, according to football.london, Ardiles was in the mixed zone in the aftermath of proceedings and he shook Foyth’s hand before offering him congratulations for an excellent display.
Ardiles spent ten years with Spurs between 1978 and 1988 and enjoys something of a legendary status in north London, and the fact the former midfielder went to congratulate Foyth would certainly have filled the youngster with immense pride.
The 1-cap Argentina international has showcased a huge level of promise this season which points towards a huge future at the club, and the early signs are there to suggest he is a tailor-made replacement for Toby Alderweireld.
It would be extremely premature to tip Foyth to develop into a legend at the club, but under Pochettino’s leadership there’s no question he could establish himself as a first-team regular within the next couple of seasons – and who knows how far he can go from there.