‘Best performance so far’ – Some Spurs react to 22-year-old’s showing against Burnley

Emerson Royal
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Some Tottenham fans on social media were left extremely impressed with Emerson Royal’s performance against Burnley yesterday.

Emerson has established himself as Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-choice right-back since arriving from Barcelona in the summer.

However, the 22-year-old has had a tricky start to life in North London, with his defensive work and his crossing leaving a lot to be desired in some matches.

That was certainly not the case at Turf Moor yesterday as the right-back coped admirably with Dwight McNeil down the Burnley left.

He also provided a constant outlet on the right-hand side and eventually set up Tottenham’s winner with a pin-point cross which was headed home by Lucas Moura.

Some Spurs fans on social media singled out the Brazilian for praise for his impressive display against Sean Dyche’s men, with many being hopeful that the former Real Betis man could develop into a top-class right-back in time.

Spurs Web Opinion

I have been surprised how little game time Nuno has given Tanganga since Emerson arrived at the club. That suggests that the Spurs boss has liked what he has seen from the Brazilian in training. At just 22 years of age, Emerson is only going to get better with more experience under his belt.

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