Brazilian striker Richarlison has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur star Cristian Romero is the ‘toughest teammate’ he has ever trained against.

Richarlison is currently on the sidelines after undergoing successful surgery to fix an existing injury, as the club officially confirmed. The Brazilian forward has scored just two goals and provided three assists in 11 appearances across all competitions this season for the club. (Transfermarkt)

Since joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2021 initially on loan and then on a permanent deal, Cristian Romero has garnered a reputation as somewhat of a reckless player. Recently, he was sent off in the game against Chelsea for a challenge on Enzo Fernandez. 

Journalist Alasdair Gold recently revealed his disappointment on Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast calling the Argentinian’s actions ‘immature’. He even gave the example of Romero launching into Eric Dier in training that week.

In 75 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions, Romero has accumulated 24 yellow cards and four red cards. In his overall career, he has 71 yellow cards and seven red cards in 201 appearances. (Transfermarkt)

Even Ange Postecoglou, who named Romero as one of the vice-captains ahead of this season, was full of praise for the World Cup winner in the way he had commanded the backline and shown maturity and leadership so far this season. (Football. London)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian defender #17 Cristian Romero (front) fights for the ball with Burnley’s Welsh defender #14 Connor Roberts (C) during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor in Burnley, north-west England on September 2, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / 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 PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Richarlison names Romero as the ‘toughest player’

Richarlison who has been at the club since last season would have faced Cristian Romero many times in training and it is clear that he does not fancy facing the Argentinian defender.

Answering a series of questions for the Premier League, the Brazilian striker revealed that the former Atalanta ace was the toughest teammate he has ever faced in training. 

When asked: “Who is the toughest teammate to face in training?”

Richarlison replied: “Cuti Romero. Argentino”

Spurs Web Opinion

It comes as no surprise that Richarlison named Cristian Romero as the toughest teammate to face in training. He seems to embody the philosophy of ‘If you live by the sword, you die by it’.

It is Romero’s aggression and tenacity that makes him standout but it is also what gets him into trouble. The 25-year-old however solves more problems than he creates. Tottenham need to accept the fact that it might end up costing the team once in a while.

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