You won’t find many Premier League attackers who fancy facing off against Cristian Romero. Even his own teammates would rather not play against him as Manor Solomon names the Argentinian as the player he would least like to come up against.

Into his third year with the club now, Cristian Romero has become one of the most important players in the Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Romero was named as one of Ange Postecoglous vice-captains for the season and has flourished in his new responsibilities.

Not only is Romero the linchpin of the backline in this new regime, but the 25-year-old has also been able to contribute two goals at the other end so far this season, too (Transfermarkt).

Renowned for his no-nonsense tackles and ability to read the game, it’s safe to say the combative centre-half is one of the best in the Premier League and he’s certainly showing that this season.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian defender #17 Cristian Romero (L) challenges Bournemouth’s English striker #09 Dominic Solanke during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England, on August 26, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Manor Solomon wants to avoid Cristian Romero

Naturally, any attacker would hate to go toe-to-toe with a player like Romero. Even his teammates don’t like the idea of playing against him, and Manor Solomon has explained why.

In an interview for the club’s YouTube channel, Solomon named Romero as the one player in the Spurs squad he would least like to do battle with.

He said: “Maybe Cuti. Cuti because he either takes the ball or he takes your legs. So it’s better not to face Cuti, and he’s also a very good defender.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I can’t think of anything worse than playing against Cristian Romero. Can you imagine being marked by a player like that?

He would be constantly putting pressure on you, probably using some of the dark arts to rile you up, and whenever you do get the ball he would be straight into you with an aggressive tackle. I’m sure the Spurs players are glad he’s on their team.

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