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Cristian Romero

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by AdamB, 6 Aug 2021.

  1. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    I gave Rodgers credit for his reaction to that tackle:
    "There was no problem with the tackle. I had a problem with us not winning the tackle. Romero was strong, aggressive and that's what you want from your centre-half"
     
  2. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    Son knows how instrumental Romero was for his goal
     
  3. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    Yep expect him to get played and ref hoodwinked soon enough.

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  4. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    And amazingly, he only turned 24 last week, this young man is nowhere near his best.
     
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    Spur of the moment Nick Barmby

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    Maybe too soon to say but if he carries on or, as we can expect, only gets better, he is well on the way to being right up there alongside the incomparable Dave Mackay. For me he's already ahead of Ledley because of his energy, his amazing swashbuckling style and quite stunning timing in the tackle.
     
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  6. DTA

    DTA Tim Sherwood

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    ahead of ledley… behave.
     
  7. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Yeah, too early to compare with our best. Already a fantastic player though. How well he'll compare with others will come down to consistency over time and if he can improve further.

    Absolutely love that we have him in our team.
     
  9. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    I already know that he’s better than John Terry was
     
  10. papaspur

    papaspur Steed Malbranque

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    Roberto Firmino: Brazilian
    Cristian Romero will be targeting him with extra attention
    Fabinho: Brazilian
    Cristian Romero will keep an eye on him in-between spells of trying to break Firmino's ankles
    Alisson: Brazilian
    Cristian Romero will be pinching his ass and balls during our corners
     
  11. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Of the last 20 years, he's behind Ledley, Jan and Toby. Probably on a par at the moment with players like Dawson and Naybet. He keeps going as he is though and he'll reach Jan and Toby's level. Not sure he'll reach Ledleys level. The swashbuckling style is great to watch but you need more strings to your bow to be a top defender. Ledley had it all for me, Romero...not yet.
     
  12. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    I would suggest that it is too premature for anyone to seriously compare Romero who is still in his first season at Spurs with our captain and legend (and my favourite Spurs player) who spent his whole career here.

    But as for Dawson, well, he needed King Ledley to hold his hand and guide him through matches while Romero is already our best and "senior" central defender.
     
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  13. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Not so sure about that. When Romero played in a two, we looked anything but solid. Don’t underestimate Dier who I think excels in this system and really helps Romero. I thought he was quietly brilliant again yesterday and he’s clearly the leader in that back 3.

    I’ve consistently rated Romero from the moment I saw him. You look back on this thread and match threads and youll see a lot of posters saying “not sure I get it with Romero, is he all that?” Now it’s swung completely the other way.

    The lad is very good, has great potential but he still has a way to go.
     
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  14. Bishop

    Bishop Mauricio Taricco

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    He's easily better than donkey Dawson.

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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Funny me and a few other long term fans were talking after the game and Mackay's name was mentioned a few times. Now no one was saying he is in Daves class but there are certain parts of his game which are similar. ( Dave was a bit more vocal though).
     
  16. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    Specifically, what do you mean by this? What are these other strings that you see as not yet being present (or fully present) in Romero's game?
     
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    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    He’s very aggressive. Thats a great trait worked very well yesterday and in some other games. But there will be times when he has to be less aggressive.

    I’ll give you two examples. Against City, at 2-1 he got sucked under the ball and lost his man. He missed the header and it goes back post. He goes charging out aggressively out of control. Ball hits his hand and it’s a pen (correctly). He stays close to his man, he wins the header. He gets out to the ball without diving in and he likely blocks it. Kane got him out of that hole.

    Against Brighton, he has their winger by the end line. He can just show him the line easily enough. He goes to win it, ball ricochets around, he slips, Dier doesn’t help much and we lose 1-0.

    From memory, there is a third v Villa when he charges out, doesn’t win the tackle and they exploit the space to equalise.

    The guy is a very very good player. His aggression is a great tool but it can’t be his only tool or only way of playing and I think he’ll need more up at Anfield. I think he has massive potential but his decision making needs to be a bit better. He’s still young but I’m sure he’ll learn.

    Like I say, look back and a lot of fans doubted him up to a few weeks ago. We’re getting a little carried away with ourselves based on a few games against relatively poor opposition.
     
  18. papaspur

    papaspur Steed Malbranque

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    What is "swashbuckling style" anyway? I see a guy that wins the ball back for his team. As a wide CB, that can sometimes happen near the half-way line or even beyond it. I get that it's entertaining to watch full-blooded tackles and all that, but this guy has a winning mentality.
    Would he be better off as a DM instead of a CB? Maybe, but IMO moot because we don't have anyone that can replace him as a CB (this season anyway).

    Yes, he does make mistakes once in a while but comparing him to Davies, of whom my opinion is much higher lately after watching him in a back-3, they're two completely different players technically playing in the same role (perhaps individual instructions differ but they're both WCBs). Davies should have some license to win the ball back slightly higher up the pitch but instead, he defends more traditionally with Dier, trying to block shots. With Romero, if he wins the ball back, the opposition don't even get a shot off and as we saw yesterday (or when he sent a rocket to Kane to flick on for Son's goal), he can start the counter attack right away.
     
  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    He passes the ball better than Ledley
    His passing from defence is exceptional and as good as any CB I’ve seen play
     
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  20. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    Thank you, I understand now.
    I think I misunderstood your original point, or maybe the language choice misdirected me.
    I thought, by more strings to the bow, you meant that there were aspects of the game or skills that he doesn't have.

    But if it is simply learning how to temper an aggressive spirit, that's much less of an impediment to reaching the very top. Some of it could simply be acclimatizing to a new league and teammates, coupled with over-reliance on a natural strength while not fully settled into the team and surroundings.
     
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