Emerson Royal has this weekend discussed Antonio Conte’s training methods.
Emerson joined Tottenham last summer from FC Barcelona, and endured something of a nightmare start to life in England, being run ragged by Wilfried Zaha as Spurs lost 3-0 vs Crystal Palace.
He would continue to struggle during the early months of his stint in the Premier League, and was often mocked by Arsenal fans, who assured that their side had signed the better right-back in the form of Takehiro Tomiyasu.
However, over the second half of the campaign, Tomiyasu suffered serious injury issues, whilst Emerson slowly grew into his role as a wing-back and ended 2021/22 in solid form.
Now, in a recent interview, Emerson has been discussing Antonio Conte’s training methods, and how they have helped his physical condition.
“There are some physical training, sometimes we do a strong training, it ends, and I finish the training dead,” Royal revealed in an interview with ESPN Brasil.
“I arrive at training the next day, and he’s [Conte] like, ‘Emerson, I didn’t like your training yesterday.’ It’s not possible, then I start to get mad already. ‘How did you not like my training yesterday? I gave life, finished training dead’.
“But then I’ll check the GPS, I’m fine, better than many, among the best. Then I’ll say, ‘look at my GPS’. ‘No, but you can do a lot more’.
“Then I finish training frustrated. He says, ‘you see, that’s how you have to train’. We do the physicals, and he just keeps shouting my name. But that’s good. It shows that he wants to help me.”
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