Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth set for Argentina call-up

Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth is set to be called-up to Argentinian national team, according to El Dia via Sports Witness.

Argentia are due to play Iraq and Brazil during the next international break in October.

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that coaches from the national team have contacted him over the 21-year-old’s progress.

Juan Foyth set for Argentina call-up

Juan Foyth has been informed that he will be named in Argentina’s next squad.

Walter Samuel, the assistant to interim manager Lionel Scaloni, phoned the young defender to tell him.

The call-up will come as a huge shock with Foyth having made just eight appearances for Spurs.

The official announcement regarding Foyth’s call-up will be made in the coming days.

Mauricio Pochettino “Some coaching staff contacted me”

Mauricio Pochettino was questioned about the news earlier today.

Pochettino told Football.London:

“Only I can tell you that some coaching staff contacted me asking about his form and how he is doing.

“I don’t know if he’s going to be called for the national team, but in the last month, in the last international break, some staff contacted me, yes.”

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford: Juan Foyth to start?

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates Danny Rose, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make a large number of changes to the line-up that defeated Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are all set to be rested.

Meanwhile, youngsters Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters could be given an opportunity to play at Stadium MK.

Dele Alli could make his first start since withdrawing from England’s squad with a muscle injury.


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