Tottenham Hotspur defender Emerson Royal has spoken about his Brazilian compatriots at the club, and how he can’t bear to see them wearing club attire all the time rather than their own clothes.
The Brazilian contingent is strong in North London, with Emerson Royal joining Lucas Moura at Spurs last summer, and fellow countryman Richarlison arriving this summer. The three are known to be good friends at the club.
The South American country is renowned for its flair, with many Brazilians possessing great skill on the field of play – but this influence certainly extends beyond the pitch for Royal.
The defender is keen on the world of fashion and likes to look good when stepping away from Hotspur Way. Unfortunately, he can’t say the same for Richarlison and Moura.
In an interview with ESPN Brasil this week, Royal poked a bit of fun at his teammates’ expense, and criticised their decision to wear Tottenham Hotspur clothing even after training.
He said: “I will tell you one thing. An unacceptable thing. Lucas Moura and Richarlison leave with their club clothes. That can’t happen. Adidas and Nike aren’t giving them clothes and they’re not short of money. Something is happening.
“The guys shower and put on new club clothes to leave. Wait. Put on old ripped shorts and a ripped shirt, flip-flops, but don’t go out in club clothes, brother.
“Then they make fun of my style. I say ‘you are jealous because you don’t have the courage to wear the clothes I wear’. This is the point.”
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Clearly Emerson Royal is having a bit of fun here with his comments, and it’s great to see the teammates bantering each other. There’s obviously a really strong spirit among the squad at the moment, which can only help on the pitch. Now if Royal could just focus on his crosses a little bit more than his clothes, we might be on to something.
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