Alasdair Gold: Tottenham signing might have suffered injury on Thursday
Tottenham Hotspur’s embarrassing defeat to Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday night might have just got even worse. Football London reporter Alasdair Gold claims new Tottenham signing Cristian Romero might have suffered a knee injury. The defender was seen clutching his knee in the second half.
Romero, 23, joined Tottenham recently after shining on loan from Juventus at Atalanta. Fabio Paratici engineered an excellent deal in which Spurs have signed Romero initially on loan – but with an option that is more than likely to be activated. He came on as a substitute against Manchester City.
On Thursday, Romero was handed his debut in Portugal. Spurs were expected to blow Pacos de Ferreira away – even after making 11 changes. But they stuttered, as Spurs often do in Europe. Losing 1-0 in the first leg, they are still expected to overturn the result next week in North London.
Romero blow: Tottenham defeat gets worse as defender suffers injury
But the woeful loss might have just got worse – Gold’s claim on Football London: “Romero will also have to be looked at as he seemed to be in pain, holding his knee on a couple of separate occasions. That will have worried Espirito Santo who clearly has high hopes for the Argentine.”
Romero, of course, joined the club with an issue to do with his knee ligaments after playing for Argentina at Copa America. It is a tricky situation for Spurs, who will want to blood Romero straight away given the form of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez last season.
So, if Romero has suffered an injury – even worse, a repitition of the knee injury – is a blow to Nuno. Time will tell to see if Romero has picked up another problem. But given he was holding his knee, it is a worry for Tottenham and their new gaffer.