Tottenham Hotspur Cristian Romero has praised his club teammate Harry Kane and emphasised just how important the star striker is to Spurs.

Romero has become a key part of the Spurs team himself since joining last summer from Atalanta. The accomplished centre-half initially signed on loan, before making the move to North London permanently this summer (ESPN).

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The 24-year-old missed the last six games of Spurs’ pre-World Cup schedule (Transfermarkt) with a hamstring injury and his absence was clear to see at times, with the Lilywhite’s backline looking considerably weaker without him.

Romero is hoping to play in his first World Cup for Argentina this winter, but his international team coach Lionel Scaloni has cast doubts over whether he will return to fitness in time for the opening game (AS).

Harry Kane meanwhile has had a brilliant start to the campaign with 13 goals in all competitions so far (Transfermarkt). The 29-year-old now has 261 goals for Spurs in 408 appearances (Transfermarkt), and his impact cannot be understated.

The value of having Kane on your side has not been lost on Romero, who was speaking to AS recently about his time at Tottenham Hotspur and the players around him, with Kane in particular receiving plenty of praise from the Argentina defender.

Romero said: “Kane is a great striker, he is a reference for England. He is not a person who talks a lot but in the end he’s very important for us [at Tottenham].”

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We all know how incredible Harry Kane is, but it’s very easy for his talents to be underrated, and he quite often goes under the radar for the things he does because we are so used to seeing it week in, week out now.

It’s great to hear Cristian Romero talking so highly of his teammate like this. It will be very interesting to see if they come up against each other during the World Cup at all and I’m not sure who comes out on top in that battle.

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