Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Antonio Conte has labelled Cristian Romero’s potential Argentina call-up as a ‘secondary problem’ for the North London club.

The central defender was signed from Atalanta in the summer but is yet to hit the ground running in the Premier League due to a hamstring injury.

The defender has only made a total of seven Premier League appearances for the Lilywhites since moving to England, although he is now nearing a return.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing for Conte and Spurs was that Romero picked up the injury while playing for Argentina back in November and has not been seen since.

Therefore, Spurs fans could understandably be worried about the centre-half being called up to the Argentina squad again at the end of this month.

However, Conte revealed that the primary target for Tottenham is to get Romero back fit and playing for the club again, with the potential for an international call up labelled as a ‘secondary problem’.

He said (Football London): “Our first target now is to try to bring him in a good physical condition to be fit for us. I think that, I hope to have him very soon because we need him.

“Also when you lose Cristian and also Eric Dier together, it’s not a simple situation for us. I hope he comes back soon and then we’ll see what happens in the international break. I think this is a secondary problem for us.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Argentina calling Romero up at the end of this month would be irresponsible and unfair, especially considering they have already qualified for the World Cup. Spurs have already been caught up in an injury and isolation situation with Argentina this season.

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