Tottenham’s recent acquisition, Emerson Royal, has said which club he “will surely play” for again, and admitted to being shocked by the differences in the Premier League.
The right-back was a Barcelona signing deadline for £ 25.8million. The 22-year-old has appeared in each of Spurs’ last four league games. He delivered an encouraging performance in their recent 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Emerson was recently awarded a call-up to the Brazil squad and admitted in an interview last week that he had talks with bitter rivals Arsenal before signing for Tottenham.
Now opening more to his movement, Emerson said DAZN (via Sport Witness): “The project is to be in a very competitive league, in a club that will fight for great things.
“For me, this is an incredible project. When I leave Barcelona and see that I will enter a very competitive league and a club like Tottenham which will help me a lot, from all points of view… it’s an incredible project.
Highlighting the differences in playing style between La Liga and the Premier League, Emerson admitted that the more eventful English style came as a surprise.
“Here’s a more box-to-box game, back and forth and a lot of shock. It changes a bit, Spanish football is a bit more technical. There are teams that play like Premier, like Getafe, and those teams that fight.
“The difference in the Premier League is the strength and pace of the matches. There are a lot of accidents. You run a lot. You are very tired and you have to get used to it. In the end, I get used to it little by little and, surely, in a short time I will adapt.
The full-back has positively reflected his time with Real Betis. Emerson had spent his last two years with the Spanish team as a dual owner between Betis and Barcelona.
And given his stellar treatment at Betis, Emerson has revealed that he would like to play for the Spain mainstays again someday.
He concluded: “They have helped me since I arrived. That I came from a Brazilian league that had nothing to do with the Spanish league. Of course, later I will play for Betis again.
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Tottenham clause makes Nuno’s sacking more acceptable
Meanwhile, a clause inserted in Nuno Espirito Santo’s contract has emerged which puts the Tottenham manager’s future in serious jeopardy.
Frankish expert Paul Merson recently claimed that Nuno had “already lost the locker room”. A series of lethargic Harry Kane displays did little to deter Merson’s point of view.
Center-half Eric Dier publicly backed his boss under fire, although the most recent of athleticism does a grim read for Nuno’s chances of seeing a second season.
Via daily mail, they report that Tottenham can sever ties with Nuno “without having to pay compensation” if a top-six ranking and European football are not achieved.
And without a start fee being required, a barrier between Nuno and the sack has been removed for Spurs supremo Levy.
According to the article, the clause was designed by Levy himself. He would have “negotiated the deal” this summer. For their part, it is stated that Tottenham have denied the existence of the clause.
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