Tottenham Hotspur star Cristian Romero could still have a knee problem, according to the always reliable Alasdair Gold …
What was said?
The 23-year-old defender missed the start of the new Premier League season and has missed more playing time since getting injured in Argentina’s Copa America triumph this summer.
He started against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, just days after playing the full 90 minutes against NS Mura in the UEFA Europa Conference League and it looks like the football journalist in London has spotted a problem.
Speaking on the last episode of the ‘Gold and Guest talk Tottenham’ podcast this week he said:
“I think he still has little knee problems. I’ve seen him limp a few times – that’s why the international break, besides being a total annoyance, I think for someone like Romero two weeks for him to rest his knee would be so perfect. .
“But they just don’t take it, do they?” They don’t, they just don’t want to. They want to play for their country and I understand. If you are Argentinian and play with it [Lionel] Messi and all that and it’s a huge honor, [so] I understand.
Romero, when he played under Nuno Santo this season, played a major role and impressed when given the opportunity. Even in the loss to Chelsea, the £ 31.5million colossus was a shining light among all the negativities.
It can’t be too much of a coincidence that when Spurs suffered three heavy losses in a row he only played once then on his return to the Premier League starting XI, they only let one goal go and finally won again.
According to Who scoredRomero posted a record eight clearances, in addition to winning two tackles, two blocks and three aerials.
It’s that kind of towering, physical presence that the Lilywhites have long needed in defense, so the fact that Gold thinks he’s always wearing something – just as he’s heading into international duty – must be a cause. of major concern not only to the supporters, but Nuno Santo as well.
The Portuguese head coach has yet to be under pressure because a victory will not have changed much around the N17. The team must now show consistency.
This may be even more difficult to achieve with the return of Serie A 2020/21 ‘Defender of the Year’ to the treatment table.
Argentina will face Paraguay on their travels before two home games against Uruguay and Peru, then Spurs face Newcastle United just two days after this last meeting.
Described as a ‘phenomenal’ and ‘the best, the best defender’ by Italian football expert Conor ClancyRomero is a player that Tottenham really need after the break and many club members, including the fans, will be bitterly disappointed if he gets injured before.