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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold lauds Emerson for performance

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Tottenham Hotspur showed tremendous resilience at Anfield on Saturday evening and were rewarded with a hard earned point, although it could’ve been more for Antonio Conte’s side.

The crowd was silenced in the second half as Heung-Min Son fired the visitors into a surprise lead, although they couldn’t hang on. Luis Diaz saw a long range effort deflected past Hugo Lloris at the Kop end to salvage a point.

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To restrict Liverpool, the league’s top scorers so far this season, to just one goal at home showed the hard work done by all in white. All the defensive work can be praised, although some stood out more than others.

Alasdair Gold was full of praise for Emerson Royal, justifying his 9/10 rating with: “Defended well throughout and he popped up on the left to start the move that led to Son’s goal. His best display in a Spurs shirt.”

TIF thoughts on Emerson Royal…

The Brazilian, who is valued at £22.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), certainly delivered one of his best performances in a Spurs shirt on Saturday evening, being vital to both the defence and attack of Spurs. He had 73 touches, conveying how involved he was when Conte’s side had the ball as well as winning seven ground duels out of nine.

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Gold isn’t the only person to recognise his performance. On SofaScore, Emerson received the highest rating of any Spurs player on the pitch. So Saturday really was a top day for the Brazilian!

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