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Cristian Romero

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

  1. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Sorry, the post probably came across that way. I think this lad has all the tools and more. He’s a star in the making. He just needs to learn a little bit when to be aggressive and when not. Someone else said they could see the Dippers trying to exploit his aggression on Saturday and I could see it happening particularly as that’ll fire up the crowd to get on the refs back. It’s a tough one because you take away his aggression completely and he’s not the same player. To use an oft quoted phrase, he needs to continue to be a clam, but an intelligent clam.

    For me, he’s going to be up there competing with VVD and Dias as the best in the league. No doubt. He can get better in my view with better decision making and he’s still only 24.

    But, for me, he’s not at Toby/Jan level yet. I think he will be but let’s not overreact to a couple of great performances against relatively poor opposition because that only leads to him being torn down when he makes mistakes that cost us points.
     
  2. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    Do you think he might be more vocal if he had a better command of the English language?
     
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  3. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Paul Robinson

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    Infinitely a better human being
     
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  4. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Find me a worse one than Terry…
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Could be i guess however he seems to be more of a laid back person in himself, he seems such a laid back guy and he never seems to show much emotion in what he does. One thing for sure is that the more he gets use to the premership ( and its pace) he is going to be a top top player.
     
  6. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Didn’t Conte comment recently on how he lacks a bit of focus sometimes?
     
  7. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    I do remember Conte saying something like that, he seems to find the game easy but i am sure the more he plays the better he will become.
     
  8. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Yeah I agree. I do rate the lad very, very highly. I know I’ve been a bit down on him today but it’s not that I don’t rate him. He has the potential to be the best defender in the league within a couple of years. However, I also believe he may have a few bad games in him and I don’t want to see him ripped to shreds if it happens.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Do not disagree with any of that, he is still new to a much faster game in England and young for a top CB and IF he keeps improving with time/more games he could be one of the best we have seen in our shirt.Lets hope so.
     
  10. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Nick Barmby

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    Ledley was immaculate, but for me Romero has the potential to add so much more going forward.
    Not sure about that. I loved Daws for his bravery, his dogged refusal to give ground, his uncanny knack of getting in the way of shots and making last-ditch saving tackles. But let's be honest, whenever he was not alongside Ledley he could often be downright average.

    With regard to Romero, I would concede it's probably too early to get over-excited because this could just be a purple patch he's in right now. But he seems to possess the full set of skills and ability to take him right to the top.
     
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    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Dawson was pretty good alongside Vertonghen as well as I recall during the AVB season and, if my memory isn't completely deserting me, played quite a bit with Bassong the year Harry got us to the CL and did very well.

    Dawson was a good player. Not top class and not the most skillful but a bloody good player who always put in a shift. Is Romero more talented? Yeah I reckon so. But Daws gave us 9 or 10 good years. Romero has given us 6 good months (and not even that if you listen to some fans early opinions).
     
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    DTA Tim Sherwood

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    seriously some of our fans man???
     
  13. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    Switch Ledley for a different centre back, loved to hated, and emphasise downright average and you could be describing John Terry. Dawson was a good defender and often underrated. Dawson did need a good defensive partner though.

    Romero leads the defence, he can command it. I don’t know if speaks English well, but if not then he can converse well with Dier in Portuguese I guess. Either way he’s a hero and I honestly think next season he’ll be talked about the same way that VVD and Dias have been and are.

    I hope Romero is switched on to Liverpool tactics at the weekend. I can see them trying to get him booked early on so that he can’t be as strong a defensive force. It will be a big test for him.
     
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  14. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    He's so good at that aggressive style though.

    A less aggressive style can also lead to goals conceded. What is the "right decision" shouldn't be based on what the outcome was, but rather the likelihood of him winning the ball when being aggressive.

    As good as he is at being aggressive he can't be expected to win the ball every time he's aggressive. He will lose some, he will concede free kicks, pick up cards. Even when he does that doesn't mean the decision was wrong.

    I definitely think he's right to challenge for the ball in the buildup to the Brighton goal. It's a deflection, the ball falls to them again. That kind of outcome can happen with a less aggressive style too.

    I think we need to accept the downsides to his style, most often our overall setup will compensate.

    If he starts being aggressive in situations where there's a low probability chance of him winning the ball I'll see a problem. I don't see that happening now. I think his decision making is very good already.
     
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    And that's a fair point particularly on the Brighton goal.

    But take the Villa one, it was a reckless challenge he had little chance of winning and it left a massive gap for them to exploit.

    The City one is bad defending on two counts. He gets sucked under the ball and misses the header and in a panicked attempt to recover, dives in out of control and the ball hits his hand which is in a bad position. He holds his position and stays with the man and he heads it clear. He stands up, he'll actually block the cross and even if he doesn't, a CIty player isn't getting it anyway. He was brilliant against City but that was tinkle poor defending that could and should have cost us two points.

    It's a very fine balancing act because you take out his aggression, you don't have as good a player. But if he wants to be top class, he has to temper it a little bit. Also, do not underestimate the effect Dier is having on that defence. He's a bit limited, granted, but he's organising things and he's covering really well when Davies or Romero push on. Playing in a 3 is really bringing the best out of him and he's helping Romero hugely.
     
  16. IulianSteaua

    IulianSteaua Wilson Palacios

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    The boss
     
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  17. DeanoAustin

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    Yeah you'd hope that poster never complains about loyalty from players. Very poor comment.

    Dawson spent a decade in the Premier League (most of it with us) and played for England and he's a donkey? If you don't rate him fair enough but the lad deserves a minimum level of respect that's lacking in that post. That sort of nonsense reflects more on the poster than Dawson's ability though.
     
  18. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    I think the Villa one is debatable personally. If he's there a fraction of a second earlier he gets the ball or stops the attack through a free kick. The difference in timing between that and the tackles leading up to the goal against Leicester is probably very small.

    That will happen. Everyone makes mistakes like that, doesn't mean there's a problem with the decision making. The alternative for me is an overall less aggressive approach, more safe. If a player has to be 100% certain to win the ball before being aggressive like that they have to play it a lot safer. I think that would be worse for him and us.
     
  19. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Imagine a Romero/King partnership.
     
  20. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Also imagining Romero in the 'Battle of the Bridge' game.

    :D:D:D
     
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