Tottenham fans react to Emerson Royal display vs Aston Villa
A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Emerson Royal after his display against Aston Villa on Sunday.
What’s the story?
Spurs have got back to winning ways in the Premier League after a hard-fought victory over the Villans.
A goal from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and an own goal from Matt Targett gave Tottenham the three points in North London.
It was a much-needed positive result for Nuno Espirito Santo, who has come under a lot of pressure in the last few weeks.
But it was a game that also saw a lot of Spurs players really shine. And one of those who enjoyed a much better day was Royal.
The 22-year-old returned to the starting lineup after initially being on the bench against Arsenal last weekend.
And he went on to produce perhaps his best performance yet for Spurs.
He made a number of clearances and interceptions, but he was also able to drive up the pitch on a number of occasions for Tottenham.
It has not been the easiest start to life for Royal in the Premier League. In fact, Spurs had not won a single top-flight fixture since the full-back’s move before Sunday.
That run is obviously now over. And plenty of the supporters are optimistic that he will have plenty to offer over the coming months.
Tottenham have not had the best time with right-backs for a little while. Neither Serge Aurier or Matt Doherty was overly impressive last season.
‘Looking really good’: Tottenham fans laud Emerson Royal after win over Aston Villa
Japhet Tanganga has shown glimpses of his potential. But Royal seemed to show exactly why Fabio Paratici wanted to bring him in from Barcelona on deadline day.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Spurs fans made of Royal’s performance…
Emerson Royal could be a proper player for us. Nice to finally have a competent RB
— Akhil (@aksakaria) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal and Romero are starting to settle. Two decent performances from them today 👌
— Jakob (@Tottenhamcoys) October 3, 2021
Royal looking really good to me Tanganga is solid but Emerson offers so much more #TOTAVL
— paul cawthra (@1972pic) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal has had a good game today
— Paul (@PMcIrvine) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal naturally looks a lot more comfortable than he did when he first arrived. Still not seeing that he offers a ~ton~ either offensively or defensively, but he at least appears to be a very steady RB.
Nothing special, but nothing tragic. Totally fine.
— Michael Pelletier (@Mike_Pelletier) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal has been excellent today #COYS
— Andrew Lin 林柏旭 (@AndrewPHLin) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal has been fantastic. What a game from him.
— Adam Luna (@adamluna) October 3, 2021
Emerson Royal been class today
— Manny (@THFCManny) October 3, 2021
Son will deservedly get MOTM by a mile, but Royal deserves a lot of credit for today’s performance, after a really ropey start to his Spurs career.
— Mitch (@MPyman) October 3, 2021