‘Body, spirit and soul’ – Tottenham star lauded for international performance

The print edition of Ole (08/09/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) has showered praise on Cristian Romero’s display against Bolivia, labelling it a ‘complete’ performance from the centre-back.

Even though it was Lionel Messi who popped up with the match-winning goal in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Bolivia in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, Romero has widely been acknowledged as the best player on the night.

Messi himself said after the game that the Tottenham star was the man of the match and described him as the best central defender in the world, with the comments also backed up by midfielder Rodrigo de Paul (Mirror).

Praise from his teammates did not end there for Romero, with a similar sentiment being echoed by Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez in his comment on the 25-year-old’s Instagram post.

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni said after the game that he has ‘no words’ to describe the centre-back’s performance, likening him to ‘He-Man’ (D-Sports).

Cristian Romero
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Cristian Romero is a leader for club and country

Unsurprising, Ole have now waxed lyrical about the Spurs star, noting that he led the charts for recoveries, duels won, tackles and aerial duels won against Ecuador.

The outlet goes on to add that Romero played with his ‘body, soul and spirit’ in the clash in Buenos Aires.

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The Argentinean players and media evidently cannot get enough of Romero, with the Tottenham man already a nationwide superstar. He must now be one of the favourites to get the captain’s armband when Lionel Messi hangs up his boots.

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