‘Beast’ – Tottenham star given a 10/10 rating for his international showing 

TyC Sports have waxed lyrical about Cristian Romero after the centre-back helped Argentine emerge with a 1-0 win from the Marcana.

The contests between Brazil and Argentina are perhaps the most intense in international football and Tuesday’s clash was no different, with the game being marred by fan violence.

The match had to be delayed for a period due to a brawl in the stands, with Brazilian police clashing with the Argentine supporters (Sky Sports).

On the pitch, the away side kept their cool and emerged with three vital points, with Nicolas Otamendi’s 63rd-minute striker proving the difference between the two sides.

Cristian Romero
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Cristian Romero was a beast in Argentina win

Romero kept Arsenal duo Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus quiet for the full 90 minutes and ensured that Lionel Scaloni’s men managed to keep a clean sheet.

TyC Sports handed the Tottenham man a score of 10 out of 10, referring to him as a ‘beast’, and praising him for his ‘personality’ and leadership on the pitch.

Emerson Royal also played all 90 minutes in what was a disappointing evening for the Selecao.

Spurs Web Opinion

The only thing that prevents Romero from being in the conversation for the best centre-backs in the world is his lack of temperament. If he learns to control his aggression better (which is a big ‘if’), he will definitely get a lot more accolades. Right now any praise of Romero seems to come with the asterisk that he can be a loose cannon, which is unfortunately true.

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