Tottenham legend Ledley King has praised Cristian Romero’s qualities, labelling him as a ‘top class’ centre-back.

After an impressive first season following his switch from Atalanta back in 2021, Romero struggled to hit the same heights during his second year in North London.

Cristian Romero

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The centre-back’s form nosedived after he returned from Argentina’s victorious World Cup campaign, and he was certainly not helped by the fact that he was part of a dysfunctional defensive unit which shipped a lot of goals.

Speaking to The Athletic two weeks ago, Romero insisted that nothing changed when he returned after the World Cup but he accepted responsibility for his sub-par performances.

The 25-year-old also remarked that he has put last season behind him and that he is looking forward to returning to his best under Ange Postescoglou, adding that the Australian is exactly the kind of coach he and his teammates needed.

Ledley King is impressed by his fellow centre-back

King has no doubt that Romero will shine during the upcoming season if he is paired with another top-class central defender, which Spurs will be hoping may be Micky Van de Ven. 

The former Tottenham captain said on Twitter Spaces: “I think Romero is top class and at the moment I think were probably searching for another top centre-back to pair with him.”

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King certainly knows better than most the kind of qualities that one needs to become a top-class centre-back. The fact that the 42-year-old is convinced of Romero’s ability is further evidence that the Argentine has an extremely high ceiling and can shine in the right environment.

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