Pochettino admits he's had contact from Argentina about Juan Foyth, he won't face Watford

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur take on Watford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that Juan Foyth won't play against Watford on Wednesday – but confirmed contact from Argentina about a senior call-up.

Spurs hit back from their troubling run of three defeats in a row with a 2-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday evening, giving Pochettino a major boost.

On Wednesday night, the attention turns to the Carabao Cup, as Tottenham face Premier League side Watford at Stadium MK, with Spurs having to borrow the home of the Milton Keynes Dons whilst the wait for their new stadium continues.

 

Pochettino may take this chance to rotate his side and bring in some fringe players, as the likes of Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama look set to play.

Many may have been expecting young defender Juan Foyth to feature, but that now seems unlikely after Pochettino's press conference earlier today.

Foyth, 20, has never appeared in the Premier League since his 2017 move from Estudiantes, with most of his playing time coming in cup competitions, and having failed to appear this summer after an injury in the summer, some thought that Wednesday's game would be the perfect time to play him.

However, Pochettino has told Football.London that he doesn't think Foyth will play on Wednesday night, suggesting that Foyth will be in the squad but isn't going to be in the line-up.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham holds off pressure from Stephen Humphrys of Rochdale during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale on February 28, 2018...

Pochettino was also asked about the new rumour about Foyth in Argentina, as Diario Hoy report that Foyth is set to be called up by Argentina for the first time – and Pochettino confirmed he has had contact with Argentina's staff about potentially calling the young defender up next month.

“He will be in the squad but no it hasn't been difficult to manage it,” said Pochettino. “It's true that it was very bad luck that he got injured the day before we were going to the USA and it was long the recovery. Now he's doing well and he's going to be in the squad. I don't believe he is going to play but he will be in the squad.”

“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,” he added.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspurin action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

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