- Tottenham defender Christian Romero is currently battling a calf injury
- Romero expected to be out of Spurs’ last three matches before World Cup begins
- However, the centre-back Argentina is likely to be fit for the tournament opener
According to reports, Tottenham defender Cristian Romero is not expected to play for the club ahead of the World Cup as he is battling an injury.
The Argentine centre-back has been absent in three of the last four matches due to a calf problem.
Romero missed Spurs’ 2-1 loss to Newcastle last month but then played against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Cristian Romero is not expected to play for Tottenham again until after the World Cup
Antonio Conte had insisted he had taken a ‘big, big risk’ in selecting the 24-year-old against the Portuguese side and it appeared to be a risk that did not pay off.
After a clash with Sporting, Romero missed out on victories against Bournemouth and Marseille.
according to evening standardThey are now expected to miss their final three games before the tournament – fixtures against Liverpool and Leeds in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest.
However, he is expected to be fit for Argentina’s first World Cup clash with Saudi Arabia on November 22.
Romero has emerged as a key component of Lionel Scaloni’s national side, winning 12 caps since his debut in June 2021.
Romero is a key player for Argentina and is expected to be fit for the first World Cup match
They started their Copa America final win over Brazil in July 2021, while they also played their 3–0 win against Italy in the final this summer.
Argentina will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C and will look to go all the way after the promising progress they have made under Scoloni over the years.
Romero’s injury is the latest headache for Spurs boss Conte, with Heung-Min Son undergoing surgery for an eye fracture during Tuesday’s Champions League win against Marseille.
Spurs have suffered multiple injuries recently including Richardson and Dejan Kulusewski
Key attackers Dejan Kulusewski and Richardson have also been absent for periods, although both are close to returning after hamstring and calf strains respectively.
Similarly, Pierre-एmile Hojberge appeared to be in some pain during the clash with the French side before he became an injury-time winner, with Conte set to provide an update on the fitness status of several of his players on Friday. – Ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s clash with Liverpool over the weekend.
Spurs are currently third in the Premier League, five points away from leaders Arsenal – while they won their Champions League group to qualify for the Round of 16.
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