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“Really good game” – Antonio Conte talks about the performance of Cristian Romero versus Brighton

By Eddie Razo -

After falling to Manchester United last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur needed to get back on the horse and secure a win on the road against Brighton & Hove Albion. 

The north London club couldn’t afford to drop any points and picked up a 2-0 victory at American Express Community Stadium. Cristian Romero picked up the first goal for Spurs. The 23-year-old played 90 minutes while winning three of seven ground duels and two clearances. 

After the match, manager Antion Conte commented on the Argentine defender’s performance against The Seagulls. 

“Cristian Romero is a good player, and he has to be focused in every moment of the game. If he is focused in every moment of the game, with the ball, without the ball, he is really good player with a lot of space for improvement. He played a really good game, like the other team-mates. For sure we are talking about a player, a young player, with a lot of space for improvement,” Conte said, per Football.London.

“He has to have the desire, the will, to continue to improve, and to ask himself much more. Because he has the possibility to become a top defender, but it depends on him. And on the manager to help him, sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. But the most important thing is he has to improve.”

Romero was brought in this past summer to be a key pillar on the Tottenham backline. With Spurs heading down the stretch in these next handful of matches to end the season, Romero will be counted on to help his squad finish in the top-four. 

The next upcoming match for the north London club will be against West Ham United, a marquee matchup as both clubs are fighting for the last spot in the top-four. 

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East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

Sounds like Conte isn’t convinced by him at this particular stage of his career and that he needs to improve. Saying “he has to have the desire” suggests that perhaps there are some question marks in that regard but the potential is definitely there. He definitely needs to be more consistent. He has some real quality but doesn’t seem to like it up him, especially in the air…

Last edited 6 months ago by Easty
Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

His marking is bloody awful at set-pieces as well. Goes missing.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
6 months ago

Romero was easily man of the match for me.. He picked up a yellow which was harsh for him as he didn’t see the man.. He then proceeded to be a rock at the back and he was a beast driving us forward up the pitch, he would go in to midfield or even up top, he was brilliant on and off the ball… A few here keeps ripping Paratici for Gollini, but never any praise for signing this man. Romero is outstanding.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
6 months ago

I have thought for some time that we have too many luxury players and that what we need is more grit (but not a donkey). I feel Kulu is solid and that is what we needed. Dear Lucas is never going to be anything but wasteful and Stevie cannot hit a barn door normally. So yes those 3 are an upgrade but should we be rejoicing at 3 decent signings this is where we should be no more NDonkeys.

judge
judge
6 months ago

Got to say that Spurs do have a rather unwanted reputation in Prem league transfers , many duff deals , domestis and across europe .
But can anybody fault the last 3 signings ? I , like thers believed the 2 Juve signings as last minute headline grabbers , players with no actual cv’s to write home about . But in Dejan and Rodrigo I am genuinely pleased as punch , both players slotting in , committed , artistic , passionate and have added steel to the squad . Throw in Romero , I think destined to be a truly phenomenal centre back for us and the Argies . Aren’t these 3 such a change from the day by day discussion on Ali , on Ndombele , LCelso et al .
there is definitely a better ‘feel ‘ to the side and I hope that our inconsistency can be ironed out .
Just to add , give Sonny a break , he’s been on the go for 18 months solid , we love him dont we ?

Eddie
Eddie
6 months ago
Reply to  judge

We do love him.But he needs a rest the same as Kane and that highlights the pausity f options within the squad.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
6 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Talking of Kane it’s been a miracle that his ankle hasn’t gone south so far, we desperately need a second striker, and a good one, not a cheap back-up.

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Son looks knackered. It’s shameful how we treat some of our talent. Levy out.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
6 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Think he is carrying an injury ..can’t seem to run at full speed ..groin maybe ..defo holding back.

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  judge

NBelly and LoNoShow haven’t been shifted yet. We could easily see a scenario where both are back stinking the place out next season.

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