Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about Pedro Porro and Emerson Royal in his press conference this week ahead of Bournemouth vs Tottenham. 

The two defenders have shared duties at right-back so far this season, with Emerson starting in the 2-2 draw with Brentford before Porro came in for the 2-0 win over Manchester United.

Both performed well going forward, with Emerson scoring and Porro crashing a shot against the bar, but both also struggled to defend the back post from their new inverted roles.

Postecoglou has urged fans not to read anything into the players after two or three games, but he likes some of the attributes Porro is bringing to the same. He added that both players will continue to develop in the coming weeks and months as they get used to his new system.

Emerson Royal

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Postecoglou wants to give Porro and Emerson time

Ange Postecoglou said (Football London): “I would be reticent to read into anything after two or three games.

“He performed well last week, performed well in pre-season and as a full-back he has some good attributes to the way we want to play. He is good with and without the ball, but again he is 23 and we have a pretty young back four at the moment.

“Emerson is in a similar boat and they will develop as they go along.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Emerson and Porro offer some nice balance for Spurs on that right side. Emerson is better at defending than attacking, while Porro is the opposite. Of course, the aim is to train at least one of them to be great at both, but let’s see how they develop under Postecoglou.

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