Last night we were (mostly) privileged to watch the emergence of what could well be an outstanding footballer. Pretty much everything Juan Foyth did last night oozed class. From his sense of positional awareness, through the timing of his tackles up to the ease with which he brought the ball out of defence, he made everything look easy — surely the mark of an exceptional talent. I know it was only West Ham, but I saw enough last night to make me think that comparisons with the great Franz Beckenbauer won’t be too far wide of the mark. Apart from one misplaced pass and a tug that should have resulted in a booking, he put in a faultless display and one which, no doubt, will have most of us looking forward to the day when he’s a first-team regular.
Here’s a video of all his touches. It’s well worth a look (or two).