Journalist Ethan Budowsky claims that Tottenham Hotspur defender Emerson Royal “belongs nowhere near” a top six team like the Lilywhites.
On Tuesday, Sporting Lisbon snatched a 2-0 victory over the Premier League team at home, handing Spurs their first loss of the 2022/2023 campaign.
With the outcome of the match hanging in the balance, Antonio Conte’s team lost in dramatic manner in the Champions League group stage after giving up two late goals.
Reporter Budowsky alleges that Sporting exposed the north Londoners on the journey to Portugal, and the hosts specifically targeted Royal, who was signed by Fabio Paratici.
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Journalist Slams Royal
The Brazilian has started every game this season under Conte in all competitions and has been a fan favourite, but the WSVN 7 sports producer is sure he ‘belongs nowhere near’ a top six side.
“Their performance was appalling, Tottenham. deserved outcome They’ve been made public. On every field that he goes onto, Emerson Royal is the poorest player. not even close to a Top 6 club.
Royal is now among the top five Spurs players in terms of average match rating, and only star defender Cristian Romero has averaged more tackles per 90 minutes (WhoScored).
In light of this, the 23-year-old excels defensively, but Conte’s preference for wing-backs with an attacking mentality does raise some doubts about Royal’s suitability for the position.
Former Real Betis star Matt Doherty and Djed Spence might replace the player if he doesn’t make significant progress in improving his adaptability for English football.
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