There’s a player that even Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman can’t help but admire. It’s Tottenham Hotspur’s right-back Pedro Foro, their biggest rival.
“I thought he was tremendous against Liverpool (the other day),” Seaman said on his podcast, Seaman Says.
“He helps the team so much defensively, but when he’s attacking, you never know what he’s going to do,” he continued, “I think his unpredictability gives you more confidence. Opposing defenders don’t know if he’s going to slide inside or outside.” Seaman added that Foro is a “real threat.”
Tottenham won their 2023/24 English Premier League seventh-round home tie against Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday, thanks to a late own goal from Liverpool’s Joel Matip.
The Tottenham player responsible for the own goal was Foro. With two men sent off for Liverpool and a numerical advantage, Tottenham pounded on the Liverpool goal with all their might in the closing stages, but the Red Devils stood firm and refused to concede.
In the midst of the back-and-forth, Foro set up the winning goal. He drove the ball into the Liverpool right half and sent in a strong, low cross. Matip defended well throughout the match, but made a mistake in blocking the cross, allowing the ball to hit his foot and deflect into his own goal.
Foro was active on both sides of the ball in the match. He made all six of his tackles in full-time action. He also completed 47 of his 55 pass attempts for a respectable 85% passing success rate. He was also named Man of the Match (MOM) with an 8.4 rating on soccer stats platform Footmob.
Foro joined Spurs in January from Portuguese Primeira Liga powerhouse Sporting CP. It was a six-month loan followed by a full transfer. 메이저놀이터
Since joining Spurs under Antonio Conte, Foro has been a solid defender, making 13 starts in 15 games. Due to financial reasons, he remained at Spurs on a six-month loan and then an outright transfer, and it was under his new manager, Enzi Postecoglou, that his abilities shone through.
Under Postecoglou, Foro has excelled in his role as an attacking wing-back this season. “He also has a good partnership with (Tottenham right-back) Dejan Kluczewski,” Seaman said. He also has a good relationship with Son Heung-min. He picked up an assist against Burnley in the fourth round of the league last September with a fantastic pass that set up Son’s hat-trick. In the second half of last season, he and Son quickly developed a rapport.