Cristian Romero has taken to social media to admit that Tottenham were not at their best against Southampton on Wednesday and insisted that it was now up to him and his teammates to put things right going forward.

Tottenham fell to their first defeat at home in the Premier League under Antonio Conte against the Saints, thus missing out on a golden chance to put themselves in the driving seat in the race for fourth.

More than the loss itself, it was the manner of the defeat that would have left Spurs fans frustrated.

It seemed as though the home side were on course to get all three points despite not being at their best when Son Heung-min gave them the lead for the second time in the match in the 70th minute.

However, two late defensive lapses allowed the Saints to snatch all three points from the encounter.

Romero, who played in the central sweeper role in his first Premier League game back after recovering from his hamstring injury, insisted that there was still ‘a long way to go’ in the season.

The centre-back took to Instagram after the 3-2 loss to write: “It was not our best night but there is still a long way to go, and it is only up to us to reach our goal. Thanks for the support always.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While Romero once again showed excellent anticipation and good technical ability on the ball, I thought he also made some mistakes positionally yesterday.

In his keenness to pinch the ball, the 23-year-old seems to vacate his space too often, and we almost got caught by through balls over the top from Southampton as a result.

Even though I am convinced that Romero will be a top player for us, his performance yesterday was evidence that at this point, Eric Dier is much more suited to the central sweeper role than the Argentine.

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