Responding to some of the criticism he has got from the stands, Emerson Royal has said that Spurs fans have a right to make their feelings heard during matches but insisted that he continues to give his all for the club every single day.
Emerson has seemingly failed to adapt to the demands of the right wing-back role despite being handed a lot of opportunities by Antonio Conte since the Italian arrived at the club over a year ago.
Reports indicate that Tottenham have put the Brazilian up for sale in the current transfer window, with the North London club thought to be in the market for another right wing-back (GiveMeSport).
Emerson has even become a figure of ridicule among sections of the fan base, with some fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium even cheering loudly when he was taken off in the 4-3 win over Leeds United back in November.
The former Real Betis man has now remarked that he continues to work hard on his game and give his 100 per cent for the team.
When asked about the criticism from the fans, Emerson told Football.London: “It’s not up to me to say whether the crowd’s opinion is fair or not. There are people who pay [to watch matches], but there are many people in favour.
“I do not seek to see these questions [about me]. I prefer to focus on doing my best for the club. I prefer to dedicate myself 100% to what I can do. Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t, but it is not for lack of will and dedication.
“I never stopped making an effort, trying to help my teammates and managing to sustain the happiness I have and put it on the field. I always try to do that.
“I understand all the manifestations of the fans. It is their role together, but you must understand about the player, his moment, will and repertoire. I’m trying to improve every day and live up to all the trust it motivates. I support myself a lot in the messages of affection I have received.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I might be a bit old school but I do not think fans should ever boo or deride a Spurs player as long as the player in question is putting in the required effort.
I do not think Emerson has the attributes to play as a wing-back but it is not his fault that he keeps getting selected. I thought the fans who cheered when he was taken off against Leeds, showed a complete lack of class.
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