Emerson Royal (24, Tottenham) has awakened.
Tottenham defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time). For Tottenham, Man City, who won the championship, was a tricky opponent, but the atmosphere was overturned with a scoreless victory at home.
On this day, Tottenham faced Man City with a 3-4-3 formation. Royal started as a right-sided midfielder and showed stable performances in both offense and defense. In particular, in the defensive scene, he blocked Jack Grealish’s dribble breakthrough with a tackle or kicked a cross toward the goal with a header, creating a scene where home fans poured out applause. 스포츠토토
Emerson recorded 2 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 clearances, and 8 ground ball contest victories in 90 minutes. In addition to this, he recorded 1 key pass, 2 crosses and 5 foul inducements. Statistical media ‘Whoscored.com’ gave Emerson a score of 7.4. The score is right below Harry Kane (7.5 points), the protagonist of the winning goal.
It’s a drastic change in a short amount of time. Emerson has been booed by Tottenham fans until last month. Tottenham fans sighed and booed at Emerson’s frustrating performance. In a home game, when Emerson caught the ball, he said “Woo~” or cheered when Emerson was instructed to be substituted out.
Eventually, Tottenham signed a new full-back. Tottenham acquired Pedro Poro (23) just before the winter transfer window closed. Poro, who played for Sporting CP in Portugal, moved to the team on a full transfer condition after a six-month lease. He was given the number 23 shirt.
Emerson’s new competitor, Poro, was named on the substitute list against Manchester City. If Emerson made a mistake, a prisoner could have made his Tottenham debut. However, Poro watched the 90 minutes of the game from the bench thanks to Emerson’s tie-up of Manchester City’s attack.