Following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea, defender Emerson Royal spoke highly of Brazilian footballers Lucas Moura and Richarlison in an interview with Football London.
Since Pedro Porro’s arrival as his replacement, the full-back has been impressive.
Last weekend, he scored a goal against West Ham, and he also assisted in keeping a clean sheet for Tottenham yesterday.
Emerson played the entire 90 minutes, while Porro was brought in as a substitute for Richarlison. One of the pivotal moments of the match involved Emerson, as he received a yellow card for his involvement in the scuffle that resulted in Hakim Ziyech’s red card, which was later overturned.
Emerson Royal has proven himself to be a valuable player in the second-half, making it difficult for Antonio Conte to leave him out. Following the game, he wanted to recognize the contributions of his Tottenham teammate, Lucas Moura. Despite struggling with injuries throughout the season, Moura is still having a positive impact on the team behind the scenes.
Emerson Royal expressed his appreciation for his Brazilian teammates and their support throughout the season in his post-match interview.
He praised both Lucas Moura and Richarlison, calling them “incredible players” and a pleasure to share the pitch with. Emerson also noted Richarlison’s important role in the squad despite only recently joining the team.
Emerson described Lucas as an experienced player who provides valuable assistance to the team, while also referring to him as a “father” figure who helps to keep him and Richarlison calm during frustrating times. The right-back also highlighted his good relationship with Richarlison, noting their similarities as young players with a youthful spirit.
Tottenham are reaping the rewards of Lucas’s impact on Emerson Royal and Richarlison.
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In recent weeks, both players have played crucial roles for Spurs, with Emerson earning praise for his “outstanding performance” in their latest match. Meanwhile, Lucas has struggled with injuries and has had limited game time under Antonio Conte this season.
Despite this, club legend Ledley King believes that Lucas is currently playing at a very high level.
Pedro Porro was expected to be the right-back shining at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but Emerson Royal’s impressive form has delayed his introduction to the Spurs fans.