Pochettino defends Foyth after costly mistake against Arsenal

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has defended Juan Foyth for the mistake which led to Lacazette’s goal for Arsenal’s third on the day in the North London derby.

It can be recalled that the derby ended in defeat for Spurs as Arsenal hit 4 past them, and subsequently leapfrogged them on the Premier League log.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal before Eric Dier restored parity for the visitors. The Gunners then conceded a controversial penalty courtesy of Mike Dean, and Kane stepped up to convert and put Spurs in the lead.

However, Aubamaeyang responded with a golazo of an equalizer in the second half that gave Hugo Lloris no chance and Arsenal dominated proceedings from there.

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Foyth got himself into the bad books when he was dispossessed by Aaron Ramsey who then fed Lacazette to score the third for Arsenal. Lucas Torreira then scored the 4th for the Gunners in a resounding 4:2 victory, similar to how Spurs put Chelsea to the sword at Wembley some weeks back.

Regardless, Mauricio Pochettino jumped to the defence of the young Argentine defender after the game.

He said: ”When he misses the pass, there are still 50 metres to the goal. Because he’s young, it’s easy to blame him.

“But for me, Juan was one of the best players on the pitch. If we put out the pass that wasn’t good, then for 90 minutes he was the best. By far.”

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