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“He’s outstanding” – Ange Postecoglou singles out Tottenham star for his performances this season

By Mehdi Gokal -

Since his arrival, Tottenham’s World Cup-winning defender, Cristian Romero, has been a dependable figure at the club.

Spurs’ vice-captain has risen to the occasion on numerous occasions, whether it’s making critical blocks to save goals or scoring crucial goals for the club.

In fact, Romero’s match-winning header in last Saturday’s match against Crystal Palace brings his total goals in the Premier League to four.

This places him as one of the joint top-scoring centre-backs in the league this season.

Ahead of the Lilywhites’ weekend clash with Aston Villa, Ange Postecoglou expressed high regard for the defender in the pre-match press conference.

The Australian manager emphasised that winning the World Cup is a testament to one’s skill and ability, indirectly praising Romero for his contributions during his time with La Albiceleste in Qatar.

Postecoglou stated: (as quoted by Football London)

“He’s outstanding but I thought he was from day one. He’s a World Cup winner. You don’t win World Cups as a starter, a contributor [unless you’re good].

”He’s got great pedigree, he’s a great defender, great guy, very driven and motivated. Highly, highly competitive in everything he does and I love that.

”There’s nothing more you’d want in an athlete and he’s a great example for the other guys.”

Romero has proven to be an indispensable element of the team, starting in all 21 games in the English top flight he has been available for, while also contributing 4 goals as previously mentioned. (Transfermarkt)

The 25-year-old stands out as one of the best, if not the best, as he leads in crucial statistical metrics. Currently, he ranks 4th in the division with 78.6% of Dribblers Tackled and 9th in Progressive Carrying Distance.

With an impressive 0.80 goals per shot on target ratio, it implies if Romero takes 10 shots on target, you can expect him to score approximately 8 goals, which is quite remarkable. (Fbref)

The former Atalanta centre-half possesses the essential skills required in Ange’s system to maintain a high-line backline while also excelling in ball-playing ability.

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