Japhet Tanganga faces novel right-back risk at Tottenham as Emerson Royal ... - Football.London
Emerson Royal is the fashionable defender to ten on Premier League leaders Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day for a cost idea to be in the cummerbund of £25.7million.
The former Barcelona friend signed for the Catalan giants from Atletico Mineiro back in 2019, but immediately joined Real Betis that summer, going on to become a standard unbefitting manager Manuel Pellegrini, forging 79 appearances across two seasons.
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He returned to Camp Nou this summer after Barcelona exercised a buy-back clause and consign now mobility to London to fit up with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as they look to continue their fine inspire to the campaign.
There were already three senior right-backs at the club, now two after Serge Aurier's engage was expired by common consent, yet Espirito Santo’s mockery to show over the likes of Aurier and Matt Doherty in Spurs’ cavity three Premier League matches suggested the Irishman was not portion of his inclination denominate plans either.
This does open the door for Emerson to swiftly flourish himself as the club’s amount one right-back, and based on the quiescent shown so far in his career, you wouldn’t pledge castigate him doing so.
What stands out initially when watching the 22-year-old is his coarse pace. Whether it be carrying the orb up the pitch, or making overlapping and underlapping runs, he’s a performer who can go from being in a seemingly innocuous position to a dangerous one in a succinct character of time.
He’s not scared to run at a defender, and when in the attacking third, he’s capable of swinging in a scale of different balls into the penalty area. He finished last season averaging licit under three crosses and 2.78 passes into the penalty scale per 90.
Those two averages would hold ranked him boon at last season in both those metrics when compared to right-backs already at the club. His four assists were also other than any of Aurier, Doherty and Tanganga too.
Without the ball, his defensive numbers are decent if unremarkable, winning 59% of his duels on the ground and 58.5% in the air. For comparison, these numbers were thumping matching to each of Aurier and Doherty last season.
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You could then perform a occasion that in Emerson, Spurs are receipt a actor capable of performing similarly to what Spurs already posses from a defensive iota of view, but who provides more jeopardy from an attacking sense.
Not legal that, but Emerson at 22 is significantly younger than both Doherty, 29 and Aurier, 28, meaning he absolutely has the hidden to establish above and beyond the forte of both those players in the years to come.
It’d be unfair to look fully beyond Tanganga nevertheless who has started the season in fine form, yet it seems he’ll now have a fight on his hands to maintain a starting role in Espirito Santo’s side.