Defense has been, without a doubt, the main reason why Tottenham Hotspur was one of the most disappointing teams in Europe this season.
While Spurs were struggling, Juan Foyth, Tottenham player since 2018, has accumulated some great performances under his belt with La Liga's side, Villarreal CF.
The 23 year-old was sent on loan to Spain in order to get more playing time, considering he only played 32 games in his first three years at North London.
Minutes and confidence
Now, Foyth is having the best moment of his career, as he's become a key player in Unai Emery's squad, and is expected to start in Villarreal's UEFA Europa League Final against Manchester United.
This season, the Argentinian International has played 31 fixtures across all competitions so far, and has recorded one goal, two assists and six yellow cards.
As a right-back is where Foyth seems to be at his best, and along Pau Torres and Raul Albiol in Villarreal's back-line, the team has only conceded eight goals in Europe this season.
Unai Emery's side even secured clean sheets against RB Salzburg, Dinamo Kyiv, Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal, all in knock-out stages.
Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty
Who to play in the right-back position has been an uncertainty for both Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason this season, considering Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty have played the same amount of fixtures.
Doherty, who arrived to North London last summer after spending seven years with Wolverhampton, did not live up to the expectations set for him in Hotspur Way his first season.
On the other hand, Aurier, who was called by Jamie Carragher ''one of the biggest liabilities in world football', started the season properly but his performances have gone from bad to worse in recent months.
Both Mourinho and Mason even tried to play 22 year-old Japhet Tanganga as a right-back, but the results were not what they expected them to be.
Whoever is appointed new coach will have the final decision regarding his future, but perhaps it may be a good time to bring back Juan Foyth and trust him in the spurs back-line.