Tottenham booked their place in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals after beating rivals West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium as Son Heung-Min returned to form, picking up a brace.
Mauricio Pochettino made ten changes to the playing XI that had lost 1-0 to Manchester City a couple of days ago and he’d be quite chuffed with the team’s quality display, showing the depth in his squad.
A couple of youngsters too got an opportunity to feature for the first time this season and arguably the most impressive of them was Juan Foyth.
The 20-year-old was an assured presence at the heart of the visitors’ defence and did a brilliant job against the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.
Apart from looking strong and assured with the ball, the Argentine youngster also went on to make a series of last-ditch interventions, including a stunning sliding tackle on Arnautovic inside the penalty area.
That strong challenge from the 6 feet 3 inches tall Foyth and his overall composure in the match reminded one of Tottenham’s legendary defender Ledley King, who was among of the best in the world during his heydays.
Check out a clip of the thumping tackle:
Can’t help but salivate at the mouth seeing this last-ditch tackle from Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Juan Foyth against West Ham.
This has shades of legendary defender Ledley King about it, what a real star we have in the making here.
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) October 31, 2018