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13 duels won, 8 interceptions: 24-year-old Tottenham star was brilliant out of position in Everton win

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13 duels won, 8 interceptions: 24-year-old Tottenham star was brilliant out of position in Everton win

Tottenham Hotspur wing back Emerson Royal was brilliant against Everton despite playing out of position

According to the stats stated by Squawka on X, Tottenham wing-back Emerson Royal clocked incredible numbers as Spurs claimed the top-four position just before Christmas. It was another hectic game day for us but Ange Postecoglou’s tactics once again turned out to be a vital force in marking our victory with all due credit to our goal scorers.

The manager faced a challenging decision regarding his team selection. In the absence of Yves Bissouma and Destiny Udogie due to suspension, the manager had no choice but to rely on Oliver Skipp and Emerson Royal for the match against the Toffees.

This season, game time for both has been scarce. In fact, over the past few months, they can’t help having questioned their future at Spurs somewhere along the way.

However, the victory over Everton served as a timely reminder to Postecoglou and the loyal Spurs fans that both of these players possess great worth in the north London team, with Emerson standing out in particular.

At the beginning of this season, Emerson certainly looked like a safe bet to start or at least be in the rotation. But Pedro Porro‘s excellent playing attributes have seen him become a central figure on this team.

One of his best Spurs performances to date. Rather than castigate him, Tottenham Hotspur fans should instead be thankful to have someone they can count on in the defensive lineup.

Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian defender Emerson Royal's one of the best performances to date. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazilian defender Emerson Royal’s one of the best performances to date. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Everton forwards made swift moves throughout the game, with Danjumia running around the back, seemingly poised to score. However, his shot hit the bar and ricocheted off Vicario’s knee, denying him the goal. What a remarkable ending by Everton, well, except for their finishing. But, what an incredible match it was!

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With the FA Cup just around the corner in January, Tottenham and Postecoglou must have a close to full squad available. Emerson’s performance against Everton demonstrated that he is a reliable player who can be trusted.

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