‘Top, Top Player’ ‘He Is Sooo Underrated’ West Ham Fans Praise Defender After ‘Man Of The Match’ Display Against Spurs

West Ham defender Emerson Palmieri put in an outstanding performance as the Hammers came from behind to beat London rivals Tottenham on Thursday evening.

The former Chelsea star has been one of the club’s most consistent players this season, having started the campaign as first choice left-back ahead of Aaron Cresswell.

After impressing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, fans on X were quick to pay tribute to Emerson and the form he has shown in recent months:

Emerson is at his peak

It’s fair to say that the Italian international had a rather mixed first season at West Ham, with his defending being somewhat questionable at times.

David Moyes rotated him with Cresswell for the most part, with both getting their fair share of game time. However, Emerson has very much established himself as the manager’s favoured option on the left-hand side of defence since August.

The 29-year-old has looked solid in all aspects of his game, and he seems to be in the prime of his career at the moment.

West Ham’s results have picked up after a tough period

Emerson’s team are now unbeaten since the loss to Brentford at the start of last month, and the pressure on Moyes and the team has eased significantly.

The Irons do have some tricky fixtures to come over Christmas (Liverpool away in the Carabao Cup, Manchester United at home, and Arsenal away) but their recent form means they can be confident of getting some good results heading into those matches.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.