Speaking to GiveMeSport, journalist Paul Brown has shared what he’s spotted in recent weeks on the touchline as he makes a claim involving Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte.
The Lowdown: Topsy-turvy Tottenham…
The ever-inconsistent Lilywhites succumbed to another defeat over the weekend, losing 3-2 away to Manchester United on Saturday evening.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick cemented a third loss in six Premier League games since the start of February. with Tottenham seemingly unable to gain any sort of momentum. Spurs’ stop-start run of form will be a source of real frustration for Conte as he chases a previously unlikely top-four finish.
Potentially as a result, certain players in the Spurs squad have been the subject of his wrath on the touchline, as Brown shared what he has noticed in recent weeks.
The Latest: Conte goes ‘crazy’ at Royal…
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist has spotted that Tottenham defender Emerson Royal drives Conte ‘crazy’ on the touchline whenever he plays.
Brown explained: “He’s been pretty bad in the last few weeks when I’ve seen him, and he seems to drive Conte crazy at times, you watch him on the touchline.”
The Verdict: Royal’s future up in the air…
Matt Doherty is now the Italian’s number one choice at right-wing-back following a very good run of form over the last few games. Indeed, exceptional performances against the likes of Everton and Leeds United have seemingly propelled the Republic of Ireland international to the forefront of Conte’s plans at Spurs.
This has plunged Royal’s future at the club into uncertainty, with reports emerging in the last week that Tottenham are now open to offers for the Brazilian, coming less than a year after signing him from Barcelona.
It remains to be seen whether the 23-year-old will leave in the summer or if he can fight his way back into Conte’s plans, but the latter scenario is looking rather unlikely as things stand, with Royal not starting any of Spurs’ last three league games.
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