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Shock Injury to ‘World’s Best Defender’ Could Hurt Spurs


Tottenham endured a difficult transfer window this Summer, highlighted by the loss of star striker Harry Kane, but still made out fairly well. They currently sit second in the Premier League, behind only reigning champions Manchester City. Their solid start to the campaign has been highlighted by a strong defensive showing, but they have suffered a potentially devastating blow.

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Cristian Romero Injury Threatens Tottenham Defence

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What They Know about the Injury

Star centre-back Cristian Romero picked up a knock in Argentina’s World Cup Qualifying match against Ecuador. This was first reported by local South American reporter Luis Fregossi. The 25-year-old could be unavailable for his nation’s upcoming match against Bolivia, but risks being out for some time as the nature of his injury is unknown.

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Tottenham sites have elaborated on Romero’s injury. It is reported, according to Fregossi, that the centre-back has “a contracture in the rectus posterior of his right leg.” An evaluation will soon be made of the potential damage, and from there it will be determined if the player should return to London for any medical treatment.

How the Injury Is a Postecoglou Nightmare

Losing the defender would do de irreparable damage to their backline. Head coach Ange Postecoglou has limited options at centre-back, not to mention that any replacement would be a step-down, no matter their skill. Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest footballer of all time, has called his Argentine teammate the “world’s best defender.”

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While Tottenham are not involved in any continental campaigns this season, and their loss to Fulham in the EFL Cup has further limited any distractions from the Premier League, a long-term Romero injury cannot be afforded by Postecoglou’s club. The North London outfit will have to keep their hopes high that the 25-year-old has not picked up a serious knock.

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