Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted it was never in his mind to drop Juan Foyth as the defender scored the winner against Crystal Palace.
Foyth gave away two penalties in last week’s win over Wolves, but had a more positive influence in this all-London clash by scoring his first career goal.
Pochettino told BT Sport that he was impressed with Foyth’s performance – denying claims he wouldn’t have played him if Davinson Sanchez was fit – as his side claimed a resilient win.
“It was a very competitive game,” he said. “It was an even game and it was tough. Before the game we were talking a lot about how difficult it is to play here.
“I’m so pleased because the team fought well under difficult circumstances and got the three points.
“It’s fantastic for Foyth. His performance today was fantastic. He played so well. He needs to learn and keep improving but he is a very good prospect for us.”
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