Cristian Romero has admitted that he regrets his altercation with Pablo Fornals in the London derby against West Ham United last week.
Romero is still settling into life in the Premier League following his summer move from Atalanta but Tottenham fans will be pleased with the promising signs he has shown over the last few weeks.
The Argentine has already demonstrated the aggression he was known for in Serie A and his attributes have seemingly complemented that of the more experienced Eric Dier alongside him.
Romero’s aggression did spell over in the London derby defeat to West Ham last week as the centre-back got into a clash with Fornals.
The Tottenham man did not take too kindly to the Spaniard going down under a challenge in the 60th minute at the London Stadium and bent down to the Hammers midfielder to give him a piece of his mind.
That led to an altercation, with Fornals and Romero eventually having to be separated by their teammates and the Spurs defender picked up a yellow card for his troubles.
When asked about the incident, Romero told Sports: “Unfortunately, that happened with Pablo.
“I’ve met him before once when we were at an airport and he’s an excellent guy. What happened the other day wasn’t his fault and I reacted in a bad way.
“These are the kind of things which happen in the heat of battle. You do anything to fight for your team, but he’s a good guy.”
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Romero clearly has a lot of fire in his belly, which is par for the course for Argentineans. One would certainly want that type of aggression from central defenders. He just has to make sure that his emotions do not get the better of him and that is something he will certainly learn with experience given that he is still quite young at 23.
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