Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Stepping up”- Santo provides positive update on key South American duo

Published

on

Nuno Espirito Santo reveals the progress shown by Tottenham Hotspur defenders Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero

In his pre-match conference for the Manchester United fixture (h/t Tottenham Hotspur Official site), Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that summer recruits Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero are making substantial progress.

The South American duo played a crucial role in the EFL Cup win against Burnley earlier this week. The Brazilian right-back presented the only assist in the game against the Clarets as Spurs made it to the last eight of the competition. The Argentine defender was similarly impressive and was bestowed with the Man of the Match award on the night.

Both Emerson and Romero are slowly starting to cement their place in a new-look Spurs backline under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. The latter also played an instrumental role in Argentina winning the Copa América this time.

Nuno Espirito Santo reveals the progress shown by Tottenham Hotspur defenders Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero

Emerson Royal grabbed an assist for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley

Nuno assessed the defensive duo and stated that both of them have been improving. It comes as little surprise given that both players were signed with an eye for the future.

 “I think he’s (Romero) improving, and two players who are stepping up and improving are Emerson and Cuti Romero, definitely. The Premier League is very demanding. They felt at the beginning the impact of the competition, but now they are settling down, and that’s what we need. Players who arrive (from a different country), as soon as they get the right adaptation, the talent is there, so they will be good for us.”

It can be difficult for players to adapt to the conditions of the Premier League, especially at a young age. Romero and Royal seem to be getting better with every game for the Spurs outfit. Fabio Paratici and the management have done a decent job of recruiting young players with immense potential to secure the future of the club. Apart from the South American duo Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr are also good examples of this vision.

Nuno Espirito Santo reveals the progress shown by Tottenham Hotspur defenders Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero

Cristian Romero was defensively solid in the last EFL fixture for Tottenham Hotspur

More Tottenham Hotspur News

The Lilywhites have had a rocky start to life this season. They are struggling to create chances in the final third of the pitch. Nuno would be hoping that his players can put in another spirited performance after entering the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup. The Portuguese manager and the supporters would also be hoping that Royal and Romero can have the same kind of impact against Manchester United in their upcoming Premier League fixture.

Spurs Transfer News

over Sofyan Amrabat. over Sofyan Amrabat.
ARTICLES9 hours ago

Transfer Update: Tottenham enquire about the availability of 25-year-old Serie A star

Transfer Update: Tottenham Hotspur in contact with Fiorentina regarding Sofyan Amrabat According to Daily Mail Online, Tottenham Hotspur have contacted...

Tottenham bid for Porto star Luis Diaz. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images) Tottenham bid for Porto star Luis Diaz. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES10 hours ago

Tottenham lodge €45m bid for 16-goal South American forward, give 48 hour deadline

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur make official bid with deadline to Porto for Luis Diaz According to Pedro Sepulveda of SIC...

Tottenham identify Diego Carlos as a transfer target. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images) Tottenham identify Diego Carlos as a transfer target. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES11 hours ago

Tottenham in ‘talks’ to sign 28-year-old defender, willing to include Lo Celso in the deal

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur target Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos amidst Newcastle United interest According to transfer news on Football Insider (h/t...

Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
ARTICLES11 hours ago

La Liga heavyweights monitoring 25-year-old Tottenham outcast

Transfer News: Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso According to Football.London, Sevilla have registered their interest...

Juventus completed transfer for Dusan Vlahovic. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) Juventus completed transfer for Dusan Vlahovic. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
ARTICLES12 hours ago

Serie A giants agree to pay £62.8m fee for Tottenham target with 20 goals this season

Transfer News: Juventus agree fee for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic despite Tottenham Hotspur interest According to transfer news on Sky...

Mohamed Ali-Cho in action for Angers. (Image: As found on Ligue 1 website) Mohamed Ali-Cho in action for Angers. (Image: As found on Ligue 1 website)
ARTICLES14 hours ago

Tottenham make offer to sign French teenage starlet valued at up to £16.8m

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur offered chance to sign Angers forward Mohamed Ali-Cho As per Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur have made...

Georginio Wijnaldum in action for PSG. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) Georginio Wijnaldum in action for PSG. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
ARTICLES15 hours ago

Transfer News: Ligue 1 club hold fresh talks with Spurs for loaning 25-year-old ace

Transfer News: Gini Wijnaldum not included as part of Tottenham Hotspur’s negotiation with PSG on Tanguy Ndombele According to Italian...

Tottenham yet to decide on Bryan Gil's future. (Credit: Gualter Fatia) Tottenham yet to decide on Bryan Gil's future. (Credit: Gualter Fatia)
ARTICLES16 hours ago

Romano: Tottenham yet to take final decision on underused attacker amidst La Liga interest

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur yet to take a final decision on Bryan Gil amidst Valencia interest According to transfer journalist...

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele. Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele.
ARTICLES1 day ago

“Everything is open”- Former Spurs boss gives verdict on a reunion with 25-year-old Tottenham star

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Performance is king as Spurs eye January midfield overhaul

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil According to the news...