There has been a lot said and written about Romero’s nasty tackle on Callum Wilson during Tottenham’s win over Newcastle, mainly because the Argentine only recently returned from a three-match suspension after picking up a red card.
Referee Chris Kavanagh gave the Spurs star a yellow but Sky Sports trio, Gary Neville, Michael Dawson and Jamie Redknapp were unanimous in their assessment that the 25-year-old was lucky to escape without a red (Sky Sports via The Mirror).
Can Cristian Romero be trusted at Tottenham?
Sutton has questioned if Spurs fans and Postecoglou could ever completely trust Romero, given his tendency to fly into dangerous challenges.
While the pundit acknowledged the former Juventus star’s quality as a player, he insisted that the defender can cost the side at any time.
The former Celtic man told BBC 606: “You look at the games, toe-to-toe with City, should’ve been out of sight against City. One thing I want to talk about from the Tottenham victory, Romero, if you’re a Spurs fan you watch that challenge.
“He’s a brilliant player, isn’t he? Brilliant defender, but he kills them at times, he absolutely kills Spurs at times, it was a stupid challenge that should’ve been a red. He is so reckless, can he be trusted?”
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Romero plays with his heart and is an emotive character. So, I doubt any advice on needing to cut out his rash tendencies is going to have the desired effect as the centre-back is going to play on instinct when he steps out onto the pitch.