Antonio Conte has joked that he is a bit worried about the way Cristian Romero is celebrating after Argentina’s historic World Cup win. 

The parties carried on for days across the length and breadth of Argentina after the Albiceleste got their hands on the World Cup trophy after a 36-year wait.

Cristian Romero

(Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The amazing scenes in the streets of Buenos Aires in the days following the World Cup win went viral on social media.

Argentina’s open-top bus parade even reportedly had to be abandoned due to safety concerns due to overcrowding in the streets (The Athletic).

Romero’s father told La Voz on Thursday that Tottenham had requested the centre-back to return to the club. However, the 24-year-old will not feature in this afternoon’s clash against Brentford.

When asked if he is worried that the partying in Argentina seems as though it could go on for a while longer, Conte told Football.London on Friday: “I’m a bit worried, honestly I am, (laughing) because they are celebrating in an amazing way, to see four million people on the streets.

“But he has three days more to celebrate and then has to come back and get back into the Tottenham vision because we need our best players to have great motivation,” explained the Italian on Friday afternoon.

“The Premier League will be really difficult and we have a really important game in the Champions League against Milan. The winners and losers have to stay on the same level with great desire and great motivation, because now we are playing for Tottenham and we want the best for Tottenham.”

Conte admitted that it is key for every single Spurs player to put their disappointment or jubilation behind them and put their full focus on the club’s objectives.

He added: “Every player has to have great motivation. If you miss the penalty like Harry or if you lost the final like Hugo but it’s the same for Romero, because he has to come back with great motivation. Sometimes the win makes you relaxed. These are the two faces of the medals.

“For this reason, it will be very important to be focused and put the World Cup to one side because this is the past and we are here to try to build the present, and for it to be a good present for us.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if Romero has returned to Hotspur Way, I do not think there is any chance that he will feature against Brighton, given that Conte is usually quite particular about not fielding players who are not 100 per cent. The big question is whether the Italian will play Sanchez at right centre-back or if he will move Eric Dier to the position and play Clement Lenglet through the middle. 

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