The Argentine media today highlights the scary play that Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero was involved in during last night’s match between Argentina and Bolivia.
Newspaper Olé shares a short story just to talk about the challenge that was ‘very dangerous’ and could have seriously injured the Spurs centre-back.
That took place in the 35th minute of the first half, when left-back Roberto Fernandez came up with his foot straight onto Romero’s ankle.
At first, that was the second yellow for the Bolivian player, who was sent off. Then, following the VAR revision, the referee decided to give him a straight red.
Olé writes it was ‘lucky for Scaloni and Tottenham’ that Romero didn’t get seriously injured, because that could have been a serious problem for him.
‘The strike was very strong and caught the Argentine centre-back in the wrong position. He ended up hitting the ankle, which bent on the grass. It was nothing, but it was one of those images where you end up seeing serious injuries.’
Romero has been an important piece for the team and started in both games. He now gets ready for Tottenham’s clash against Sheffield United on Saturday.