After receiving a red card against Chelsea, Ben Davies disclosed that Cristian Romero has been supporting the Tottenham players in “every way he can.” In the 33rd minute of Spurs’ 4-1 loss to their London rivals at the start of November, the Argentina international was sent off the field of play for a poor challenge on Enzo Fernandez.
Romero was given a three-match suspension for his actions, and he was forced to sit out Tottenham’s matches against Wolves, Aston Villa, and Man City. The 25-year-old will be available for selection on Thursday night when Tottenham plays West Ham in north London, having served his suspension.
Ben Davies, a key member of Ange Postecoglou’s squad this season, thinks his teammate’s return will provide a “huge boost” to the group.
“I think he’s obviously a top, top player and when players like him are fit they need to be involved,” said the Welshman. We will undoubtedly benefit greatly from having him play.
“In actuality, he has been training hard, and I see him most on the training field. He’s behaved himself admirably.
“Since he can’t play, he has been lending the boys all of his assistance. I believe he’ll be prepared to leaves.
Dejan Kulusevski, Romero’s teammate at Tottenham, agrees that having Romero back will “make us better”. The Swede mentioned Romero when speaking to football.london about the outcome of last weekend’s match against Man City and how nice it would have been to play them with a full squad considering the current injury concerns. He also stressed the significance of returning to winning ways.
“The players are going to come back and we’re going to play them again,” he stated. “It’s critical to focus only on winning games and getting as many players back as possible.
“Next game, Romero will be back, which makes me happy because he will improve us. And now is the time to start winning. We have two home games, but we’re proud of today.
Romero appears destined to replace Davies at center back, with Micky van de Ven among several players in the treatment room until early in the upcoming season. Operating as one of two center backs has presented a different challenge for the Wales international, who has a wealth of experience playing in a three-man defense for Tottenham in the past.
“I’m finding it enjoyable. Since my arrival, the results haven’t exactly been what we’ve wanted, but we’ve been there or thereabouts, the 30-year-old acknowledged.
It’s entertaining. We play a lot of ball, and occasionally you have to defend one-on-one in wide areas, but when you consider the goals we’ve given up, I don’t think that’s been the problem.”
Despite the fact that Emerson Royal is a full-back by trade, Davies, who has been playing center-back alongside the Brazilian in the last two games, has praised the player’s adaptability.
Davies remarked, “I think he stepped in and done well for us.” It’s difficult. In those circumstances, I believe we have used four traditional full-backs, but circumstances dictate what must be done. We’re putting in a lot of effort.
“Today [vs Man City] Emerson had a lot of the ball, he was brave, he kept trying to play out even though at times it was difficult but I thought overall he handled himself very well.”