Nobody (besides a moron like Igula) wants Emerson to play poorly. Yesterday he was ok. Still fairly weak offensively even though we played against 10 men most of the game. Did decently defensively but was still beat occasionally, most notably when Woolwich got in behind him and created a cutback chance when they still had 11 on the pitch. Again, wasn’t tested much vs 10.Some people are so darn stupid/ignorant - and so lacking in the ability to self-reflect - that they're not able to see themselves when they're wrong - or at last not admit it. In other words, they're mentally "blind". And that's what some of the most ardent critics of Emerson are.
Some of the Emerson haters rather want Emerson to play badly (even to the detriment of the team) so they can prove their point -and thus keep on harping over how "right" they are - rather than wanting Emerson to play well, as they then will have to eat humble pies.
No, he will most probably never be a top-quality RWB and yes Spurs should be looking at at least 1 new RWB for next season.... but the fact is that Emerson has played solid against 2 top-4 EPL teams 2 games in a row now and should have the Spurs fans cheering him up rather than bringing up the past or pretending to be clairvoyant by "predicting" his run of good games is just luck or coincidential.
Apart from being solid defensively in the 2 last games, he also did make some smart forward runs and got into 2 scoring positions.
But he wasn’t great as some say. And if he was, then the standards we have for him are really, really low. Highly doubt he was even in our top half of performers. It’s also ridiculous to say “the haters were wrong” because of 1-2 decent games. Maybe he has turned it around… but a few decent games doesn’t prove that.
The only thing I’ve seen from the last few games suggest that he could be a backup that doesn’t completely ruin us but doesn’t really help us either.
People are emphatically against him because we can see how poor his technical ability is and players don’t just magically become adequate technically.
We still need a much much better option at his position.