Tim Sherwood has revealed that he holds his breath every time the Argentine challenges Cristian Romero, stating that he still has his doubts about the center-back when the Argentine is not by his side.
Romero, like most of the Tottenham team, had a forgettable season last year due to a lot of unintentional mistakes and a very weak Spurs defence.
With more responsibility placed on him by Ange Postecoglou, who has elevated the center-back to vice captain, the 25-year-old has excelled this season.
The former Juventus player, though, hasn’t fully controlled his aggression and still crosses the line occasionally, as seen when he was sent off for challenging Enzo Fernandez last month.
Romero’s reckless challenge on Callum Wilson during Tottenham’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle United last week may have been unfortunate in that it spared him a red card.
Micky Van de Ven is able to soothe Cristian Romero.
Sherwood said that with Van de Ven at his side, the Tottenham player appears much more composed.
On Friday, December 12, 23 at 12:10 p.m., the former midfielder for the Spurs and acting head coach said on Sky Sports News, “I hold my breath every time he goes into a tackle.”
When Van der Ven is present, he performs better. He must think well of him. When they were playing in that partnership, he appeared to have calmed it down.
“You can hurt your opposition with those two really poor tackles from Romero and Bissouma against Forest.”
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Regretfully, Romero has now gained a reputation as a dirty player, and as a result, referees will keep scrutinising every move he makes on the pitch. The Argentine must therefore exercise extra caution if he hopes to avoid being sent off once more.