Nuno Espirito Santo is experiencing the difficult task of picking a team for this weekend given how many players he has either missing or injured – especially in defence, with Davinson Sanchez and Cristian Romero in Croatia having travelled to South America over the international break, facing a potential ban as a result.
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This has led to reports suggesting that new signing Emerson Royal could be handed his debut against Crystal Palace, which could see Japhet Tanganga move from right-back into a central role in the backline – although it has since been confirmed that players called up during the international break have been cleared to play this weekend.
Nevertheless, a lot of Spurs fans are delighted on Twitter to see that Emerson could make his debut.
What have these Tottenham fans been saying?
“We are royal coys”
“You love to see it”
Emerson was Spurs’ sole signing on deadline day but does provide a good option at right-back, especially given that Serge Aurier left on the same day of the Brazilian’s arrival, with the club mutually agreeing to terminate his contract.