Tottenham fans react as Emerson shines for Brazil
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Tottenham fans react as Emerson shines for Brazil

Emerson Royal was excellent as Brazil cruised past Uruguay in World Cup qualifying overnight, winning 4-1 – and Tottenham fans are in awe.

Emerson, 22, was handed just his second start and his sixth cap for Brazil in the early hours of Friday morning, as Brazil earned a comfortable win.

It was a night in which Leeds winger Raphinha nabbed the headlines, scoring an incredible brace in what was only the star’s third Brazil cap.

Neymar had opened the scoring before Raphinha took his goal involvements over the break to four – after two assists against Venezuela.

Gabigol got a fourth, cancelling out Luis Suarez’s free-kick. A superb performance from Brazil on the whole, and from Emerson individually.

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What are Tottenham fans saying about Emerson, as Brazil win?

It was a big summer for Emerson. Featuring regularly in the Copa America, he helped Brazil reach the final only to fall to Argentina at the last hurdle.

He signed permanently for Barcelona after a rare deal that saw him play for Betis for two seasons. Then, as Barcelona struggle financially, he was sold.

Tottenham chose to spend the necessary funds, £25million (iNews) to sign him from Barcelona. A new country, a new club, a new way of life.

A couple of shaky performances saw Emerson get some criticism – but he was excellent against Aston Villa. He is finally starting to settle at Spurs.

Indeed, his performance against Uruguay was further proof of that. Tottenham fans have reacted on Twitter, praising Emerson.

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