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Juan Foyth celebrates with his Tottenham teammates

Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.

Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.

The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.

The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.

“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”

The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.

Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.

For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.

“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”

Read more: Mauricio Pochettino provides update on two injured Tottenham stars

Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.

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