Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that Cristian Romero is still experiencing knee injury issues following his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The 23-year-old was recalled to the starting eleven for Thursday night’s 3-0 win against Pacos de Ferreira, after sitting out the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.
Romero arrived in North London with medial collateral ligament problem in his knee which was sustained while on international duty with Argentina at the Copa America.
Nuno admitted that the central defender has suffered further issues since taking to the field against Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday evening.
Romero started the match brightly, playing a Toby Alderweireld-esque ball over the top of the the Portuguese defence to provide Harry Kane with an opportunity through on goal which he should have converted.
The Spurs boss did not reveal whether Romero is unlikely to face Watford on Sunday, or whether he will revert to his pairing of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez.
Nuno was asked about Romero’s leadership qualities and told Football.London: “I think he is doing well. It was his second match since he joined us. He has had issues. Even on Thursday he finished the game with some problems, but he is a fantastic player,”
“Where I disagree is that we are not building individual leaders. What we need is commitment from everyone and voices can come from all over the pitch. All over the pitch and he has to be like that. What should lead us is our will and our desire. Not shouting.”
If Romero is not ready to face Watford, he should not be risked considering we are on the cusp of an international break which at present, looks unlikely that any Argentine players in the Premier League will be reporting for duty. Should this be the case, it will hopefully allow Romero the time to rest and recover from the issue.
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