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He absolutely was not. You can cite as many stats as you want, but it's pointless winning duels to cross the ball 13 times when only 1-2 of those crosses at best were of any threat to the opposition. He had more space and time than any player on the pitch and Watford allowed him to have it for the 90 because he was that poor when it came to the final third.
Having no pre-season and not speaking English does not stop a player from being able to cross a ball, he doesn't look like he's struggling with the setup or fitness or communicating, he looks like he can't swing in a cross. At all.
He makes tackles. He has a good first touch and is athletic & purposeful. But in that attacking RWB role today he was utterly wasteful, every 5 minutes he was handed an opportunity to make something happen and he failed over and over. James or TAA given that space & time pick up 2-3 assists, no question at all.
If only Emerson is on fighting cock.You can either encourage a young player and see the facts. Or speculate and pull Spurs young players down.
I choose the former.
Happy New Year.
Or we can actually play him in a 352 or 532 and take defensive responsibilities off him and allow him flourish.Mother of pearl.
Your comments just made me look up his deal, 10million a year for five years up in 2024?
So there's two more years of a player not even Conte can get a tune out of?
How the fuck did this happen?
He's a fucking disgrace. I bet he votes Tory.
It's a good thing levy was bald before he signed.
I agree, loan him out but we'd have to pay the majority of his wages so we don't have to look at the cunt, if he decides to play then at least we could get back some of the money that's been wasted.
Alternatively, if you could bottle his arrogance and lack of self awareness and sell it for like, er say, £50 to £70 a gram, levy could pay off the stadium and buy the Real Madrid or PSG team to play in it.
think the problem would be the central attacking midfielder role would take Moura out of the team,Or we can actually play him in a 352 or 532 and take defensive responsibilities off him and allow him flourish.
Conte isn’t keen on creative players tbh. And he would rather sigh another DM than a ball playing midfielder with an eye for a pass(of course not too many would be available this window, wonder what our scouts do for a living)
With 5 defenders and 2 DM’s I don’t know why he can’t just play Ndombele as a 3rd in a central attacking role.
We are boring to watch, and even though we are not leaking in goals we are not convincing enough. Not even against 10 men.
It's pointless winning duels to cross the ball 13 times when only 1-2 of those crosses at best were of any threat to the opposition. He had more space and time than any player on the pitch and Watford allowed him to have it for the 90 because he was that poor when it came to the final third.
Oh FFSAll were poor today. But Emerson was one of the Spurs better players.
Emerson Royal's game by numbers vs Watford:
89% pass accuracy
8 touches in opp. box
7 duels won
6 chances created
5 take-ons attempted
3 take-ons completed
He is the 3rd best tackler in the PL and people need to get off his back and encourage him.
He has had no pre season. He does not speak English. He is 22.
While I’m going off on one:
Son Most touches in opp. box (9) Emerson had 8