Journalist believes Spurs duo need to take leaf out of Chelsea star’s book

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Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has claimed that Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon have to improve their attacking output if they are to have a future under Antonio Conte at Tottenham.

Conte implemented a back three as soon as he arrived at Spurs at the start of November and, since the change of formation, the North Londoners have looked much more defensively compact while also creating more opportunities going forward.

Unsurprisingly, Reguilon and Emerson have been Conte’s first choices for the two wing-back roles and the pair have been handed more license to get forward.

While Reguilon did find the back of the net in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Leeds last month and Emerson recorded an assist yesterday against Crystal Palace, neither have particularly set the world alight in the final third.

Bridge believes the pair need to take a leaf out of Reece James’ book and post similar numbers to the Chelsea man if they are to have a future under Conte.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “We’ve seen Reece James recently scoring two goals for Chelsea up at Newcastle and he’s always got an assist in him as well.

“You should expect it of these guys, especially if three at the back is the way Conte’s going to play.

“He’s not going to go 4-4-2, so they are going to either adapt or not be part of this future at Tottenham.”

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I think both Emerson and Reguilon need more time to adapt to the demands of their new roles. However, both players strike me as being better suited to playing as full-backs in a back four rather than as wing-backs in a back five.

That is perhaps been why Conte has been keen to try Sessegnon at a left-wing-back role as the 21-year-old is more of a threat in the final third.

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