Cristian Romero has admitted that he picked up injuries this season just when he felt like he was coming into some form.

Romero had an outstanding first season in the Premier League after making the switch from Atalanta in the summer of 2021 and it did not come as a surprise when Spurs triggered the £46.5m option to buy the defender permanently ahead of this campaign.

Cristian Romero

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However, the 24-year-old’s performances have failed to live up to the standards he set last season, in what has been an injury-hit few months for the centre-back.

The defender missed Spurs’ last five matches before the break due to a hamstring problem and there were doubts over whether he would be fit to feature in Argentina’s World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia on November 22 (AS).

The centre-back has now revealed ahead of the Albiceleste’s World Cup campaign that he has fully recovered from the teat he suffered back in October.

Romero told AS (as relayed by Sport Witness): “I’m surely having a nice time. This season maybe I had ups and downs in terms of injuries, when I was at my best, I got injured.

“I came back and had the misfortune of suffering a small tear from which, luckily, I have now recovered. But yes, I think it’s a good time I’m living.”

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For a player who relies as much on his physicality and intensity as Romero, it can be difficult to be at your sharpest when you do not have continuity due to injuries. I have no doubt that the centre-back will be back to his best in the second half of the campaign as long as he remains fit.

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