Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has disclosed that Tottenham defender Cristian Romero would likely have left the club during the summer transfer window if Antonio Conte had remained in charge.
Speaking on the Last Word On Spurs podcast, Bridge stated that Romero and Antonio Conte did not get on well during the Italian short time at Spurs.
“With Romero, I got told by a very good source that if Conte would’ve stayed, Romero would’ve left. It’s irrelevant now, but I don’t think them two really clicked at all.”
The player himself admitted that he did not have the best of seasons last year but despite having offers for a move away this summer, he decided to stay at Spurs and have his best years with the North London club.
And his decision has certainly paid off. Under new manager Ange Postecoglou, he has been given a role of leader having been appointed the co-vice-captain alongside James Maddison.
And the Argentine has looked a more reliable presence at the back ever since he has assumed the new role of a leader.
He has put in rock solid performances every single game alongside his new centre-back partner Micky van de Ven forming a formidable partnership.
Antonio Conte did not have the best of relationships with most of the Tottenham players. Players did not like his style of play, his man management and his training routines.
Several players’ struggled to perform under him. Another example is Yves Bissouma who struggled to adapt to the Italian’s stlye of play which resulted in him having a poor season.
But under Ange, he has revived his Spurs career and has very quickly become one the most important players in the team.