Argentina manager makes big call over whether Tottenham star Cristian Romero starts tonight - journalist
Tottenham star Cristian Romero will start for Argentina tonight in their crucial World Cup clash against Poland, according to TyC Sport journalist Gaston Edul.
The Spurs defender played for 59 minutes as Lionel Scaloni’s men lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia and 21 minutes of the win over Mexico.
It’s been a familiar story for Romero though and he’s seemingly still constantly battling against niggling injury problems.
The 24-year-old signed for Spurs from Atalanta in August 2021, initially on a season-long loan deal. That became permanent in the summer, with the club paying £42.5 million for him.
Quite simply though, he can’t seem to stay fit. This season has been a familiar tale of the tape and he’s started just seven Premier League games during 2022/23.
Romero has made 42 appearances for Tottenham in total and when he’s been called upon, he’s been largely impressive.
He’s the type of defender that Antonio Conte would dearly love to have available more often than not.
Romero is accustomed to playing out from the back and in the Italian’s rigid system he’s the perfect type of central defender.
It might delight Conte to know that his defender is seemingly working his way back to full fitness.
Tonight, it will be intriguing to see how Romero gets on after seemingly recovering from a hamstring problem to start the game.
Tottenham star Romero set to start for Argentina
If this turns out to be true, it’s great news for Tottenham. They will hope that Romero can not only produce the goods but also he can get through the game unscathed.
Argentina can only guarantee their progression with a win. If they draw they need to hope Saudi Arabia don’t win and if they lose, Mexico could catch them too.
Romero will be fully focused on the task in hand. He will know that he has a job to do and he will hope that Argentina can progress in the tournament.
Tottenham fans are yet to see the real Romero. The optimistic supporter will hope that he can gain some confidence at the World Cup and then return to London to help Spurs revive their fortunes.
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