Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has revealed that Cristian Romero is fit to start the World Cup qualifier against Bolivia this evening.

Romero was one of the best performers on the night for Argentina last Thursday as they emerged with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Ecuador. 

Cristian Romero

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The Tottenham man was lauded for his solid display by the Argentine press (Ole via Sport Witness) but it appeared as if it might have come at a cost, with journalist Luis Fregossi taking to social media subsequently to reveal that the centre-back had suffered a knee injury.

Spurs fans were facing a nervous wait as the reporter explained that the 25-year-old’s injury would be examined closely before a decision was made on whether he should return to London.

However, the Tottenham faithful breathed a sigh of relief when Romero was pictured training with the Albicelestes squad over the weekend.

Romero is fit and ready to play once more this week

Scaloni has now confirmed that the Spurs vice-captain is indeed fit to feature against the Bolivians this evening.

When asked about the fitness of Romero and his centre-back partner, Lisando Martinez, the Argentine boss told Mundo Albiceleste: “Both are fit to play the match, we’ll see if they start or not. Or even not play. They only trained for the typical precautions.”

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The worry for Tottenham fans is that even if Romero is not 100 per cent fit, he is the sort of character to play through pain, especially for his country.

So, if the 25-year-old does start against Bolivia, Postecoglou and everyone associated with Spurs will be watching on nervously, hoping that he comes through unscathed. 

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