According to a report by football.london, Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo could hand a ‘surprise’ debut to starlet Emerson Royal against Crystal Palace following a succession of international injury worries.
The Lowdown: Spurs in fitness turmoil?
Spurs fans can safely say this has been one of the worst international breaks in recent memory.
As well as the South American fiasco involving Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez, with the trio currently going through a 10-day training camp in Croatia (Dan Kilpatrick), there have been a succession of fitness blows.
Son Heung-min, Ryan Sessegnon, Oliver Skipp and Steven Bergwijn are all at the centre of injury worries, meaning that Nuno could be without as many as seven players for the trip to Selhurst Park.
The Latest: Nuno could hand ‘surprise’ Spurs nod…
As per football.london, Tottenham manager Nuno could now hand a ‘surprise’ first nod to new signing Royal, who arrived on deadline day in the summer transfer window from Barcelona.
The 22-year-old arrived at Hotspur Way for the first time only very recently, taking his first steps to the Tottenham training pitches on Tuesday, yet the Lilywhites may have to call upon him very soon.
The Verdict: Interesting…
Seeing Royal make his debut on Saturday could come as exciting for supporters and it will certainly be interesting to see how he takes to the robust nature of the Premier League.
Lauded as a ‘relentless’, ‘perfect’ and ‘very quick’ by La Liga expert Kevin Campbell (Football Insider), Spurs fans will be hoping that he can live up to those endorsements and his comparisons with Brazil legends Maicon and Daniel Alves (The Athletic).
Spurs’ injury worries could yet come as a blessing in disguise if Royal does indeed impress.
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