Tottenham Defender Emerson Royal Scouts Achraf Hakimi and Spends Nearly £1 Million to Improve His Game

Tottenham Defender Emerson Royal Scouts Achraf Hakimi and Spends Nearly £1 Million to Improve His Game

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Tottenham's right wing-back Emerson Royalspend spends almost £1 million to improve his game
  • The young Brazilian owns a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, hired a neuroscientist and commissioned a scouting report on PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi to improve himself
  • Royal has been Antonio Conte's first choice right wing-back this season, but has been asked by fans to produce more end product

Tottenham Hotspur defender Emerson Royal has revealed that he has taken detailed steps to make himself a better player.

The Brazilian has spent nearly £1 million in a bid to improve his overall game as a footballer.

Emerson Royal, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, North London Derby, Arsenal
Emerson Royal has just one goal and an assist in 38 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Sebastian Frej.
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According to The Sun, the young wing-back has acquired several pieces of equipment and hired a neuroscientist to help him better his conditioning as an athlete.

Through his managerial team, led by his dad Emerson Zulu, Royal has spent £800,000 to improve his performance and meet the gruelling demands for the elite standards of top-flight football.

Royal's modern recovery equipment

One piece of equipment he's got his hands on is the Vitaeris 320 hyperbaric chamber, widely used in sports science to accelerate recovery for injured players. It is meant to help reduce swelling, healing and fatigue after a match.

Royal also requested his dad to scout PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi, who was excellent for Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has also hired a neuroscientist to help him improve his game intelligence and deal with athletes' intense psychological pressure.

Royal completed a £25.8 million move from Barcelona in August last year and is hoping to make that position his, amid criticism from Spurs fans about his offensive output, according to the BBC.

Royal has started 17 of the last 18 games for the North Londoners.

Tottenham may miss Kulusevski for Arsenal's clash

Sports Brief earlier reported on Tottenham Hotspur sweating over the fitness of Dejan Kulusevski ahead of the big North London Derby showdown with Arsenal on Saturday.

Kulusevski is said to be nursing a slight hamstring issue and will need to pass a late fitness test if he wants to be on the team sheet at the Emirates Stadium at lunchtime.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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