Tottenham Hotspur star Cristian Romero has been speaking to the club’s official website about the experience of winning the World Cup with Argentina last month.
Romero’s career has gone from strength to strength over the last two years. After being named Serie A’s defender of the year in 2021, the combative centre-half then moved to Tottenham (ESPN).
The 24-year-old has been a revelation since arriving in England and has quickly established himself as one of Tottenham’s key players over the course of 45 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt).
It’s been an even more impressive trajectory for Romero at international level, though. Despite having just 19 caps to his name (Transfermarkt), Romero has already won the Copa America and the World Cup with his country.
Romero played all seven games for Argentina out in Qatar, starting all but one of them as the South American side made it all the way to the final.
In an in-house interview, Romero discussed the elation he felt after winning the World Cup with his country and the special feeling of sharing that moment with his family.
He said: “I’m very happy for achieving in one year everything with my country. For me, it’s the best, especially a World Cup. I think it is the most important trophy that I could have won as a player and I am very happy to have won it with my country.
“For us, it was very important, we did it and so we’re happy for everyone in Argentina and for the squad. I was fortunate to have my family with me and that is very important.
“My son, who recently turned one year old, was there, and for me to see him there, excited for me, celebrating next to me, it gave me a lot of strength. Both he and my wife are always there for me, so it’s double the excitement and joy.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Cristian Romero has achieved in a year what most players would spend a lifetime trying to achieve, and he is only going to improve as a player, too. He’s such a crucial part of our defence and is the kind of player we should be building our team around.
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