Emerson Royal Transformation…Tottenham fans said, “That’s nice “Keep writing”
Emerson Royal moved to center back and left an impression of good defense.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-2 to Newcastle United in the 13th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London at 0:30 a.m. on the 24th. Tottenham (23 points), which lost two games in a row, remained in third.
Antonio Conte put on a 3-5-2 formation amid injuries to Pierre-Emil Hoivier and Christian Romero. Oliver Skip and Davinson Sanchez played instead of Hoivier and Romero. At the beginning of the game, Newcastle bothered Tottenham’s defense with an accurate long pass and a sharp penetration led by Miguel Almiron. Tottenham also had a chance to score, but failed to save it.
When Hugo Lloris made a mistake, he donated two runs to Newcastle. It was the same after the start of the second half, but the flow changed with Harry Kane’s header goal. Conte added Ivan Perisic in the 16th minute of the second half to strengthen the attack, and five minutes later, he used Lucas Moura to use the 3-4-3 formation. Nevertheless, when the goal did not come out, Ben Davies, Matt Doherty called in Clemang Langley and Sanchez in the 36th minute of the second half.
As the two center backs fell out at once, only Eric Dyer remained. With the switch to 400, one more center back was needed, but Emerson moved. Considering Emerson’s previous defense, it was an unexpected choice, but Emerson, who showed stable defense in this game, blocked Newcastle’s attack well in the center back position.
Newcastle even used tall striker Chris Wood to widen the gap, but avoided additional runs as the defense centered on Emerson blocked it well. However, Tottenham failed to score additional points and lost the game. The two consecutive losses amid poor performance are expected to serve as a fatal blow to Tottenham. It could have an adverse impact on EPL’s top-tier fight and UEFA Champions League (UCL)
Amid criticism from Tottenham fans over the subsequent sluggish performance and consecutive losses, there is a view that the Emerson center-back transformation is a discovery. Tottenham fan community ‘Spurs Web’ said, “As Romero was injured and Sanchez changed in the middle, Emerson watched the center back for about 10-15 minutes at the end of the game. I think it could be an idea for Emerson. “Let’s wait and see what kind of choice Conte makes in the future,” he said.