Maundo Bocaradio reporter Luis Fregossi has revealed that Cristian Romero is an injury doubt for Argentina’s upcoming clash against Bolivia after picking up a knee problem in the 1-0 win over Ecuador. 

Romero was the star of the show for the Albiceleste in their win on Saturday, with the Tottenham man delivering a typical battling display to keep Ecuador out.

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni described the Tottenham man’s performance as ‘incredible’, even comparing the defender with ‘He-Man’ (D-Sports).

Cristian Romero

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Injury worry for Cristian Romero on Argentina duty

However, it looks like the 25-year-old’s showing has come at a cost as it has now emerged that he suffered an injury during the clash.

Fregossi has taken to social media to reveal that Romero picked up a knee problem (“a contracture in the rectus posterior of his right leg”) against Ecuador, which might prevent him from flying to Bolivia for Tuesday’s clash.

The journalist explains that the extent of the injury is not yet known and it will be evaluated today before a decision is made on whether the centre-back should return to Tottenham.

Spurs Web Opinion

Romero being out injured is the nightmare situation for Postecoglou, given that he is lacking in options at centre-back. The worry for Tottenham is that the 25-year-old is the sort of character to potentially play through a minor injury for Argentina, thus risking more severe damage.

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