Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has insisted there is no problem with defender Cuti Romero, despite a fiery clash between Argentina and Uruguay back in November.

The midfielder has been speaking to ESPN about life with the national team, which meant a conversation about that clash with the world champions in World Cup qualifying last year.

The two sides met in Argentina and played out the full throttle affair that most had expected, with Uruguay coming out as 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Ronald Araujo and Darwin Nunez.

There were certainly fireworks on the pitch, with 33 fouls committed between the two sides, 22 of which came from Uruguay and seven yellow cards handed out, four for the home side and three for the visitors.

The game was a particularly tricky one for Bentancur, who found himself coming up against Tottenham teammates Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso in the game.

It seems, though, that the rivalry was quickly thrown to one side after the game, when he met up with the Tottenham duo in the changing rooms to get a very famous football shirt for his collection.

“After the game I went to the Argentina locker room to talk a little with Cuti and with Gio too, and I already touched (Lionel) Messi’s shirt also because Luis (Suárez) was there. “I took Messi, Cuti and Gio’s shirt!” he said.

“We are not much for joking around. Yes, Cuti wanted to tease me before, he told me that we were going to win for sure and in the end, it ended up happening; but after the game nothing, we just kept calm.

“It was a lot of years there (La Bombonera). To be able to be back in that stadium, on that pitch was a very nice feeling, also because of those people, most of whom were Boca fans. It was very nice to be back in that stadium.”