The goalkeeper has been starting for Argentina since 2008 and is an important voice in the squad.
The 29-year-old gave an interview to Fox Sports (via Olé) after their 2-2 draw against Venezuela and talked about the current team’s situation.
When asked if the adaptation to the new manager Paton Bauza was difficult, Romero said: “No. Paton has things very clear. In two days, he proposed a different attitude than Martino and it settled well. And when we were a man down against Uruguay, things also went as he wanted.”
Romero was criticised for making a mistake on Venezuela’s second goal, since he went down before the opponent kicked the ball. However, he explained it was an accident: “On the second goal, I didn’t want to guess Martinez’s intention. I could not stay on my feet and I fell. I lost my head there.”
Argentina beat Uruguay before drawing with Venezuela, but the keeper is not surprised the second game was that hard: “We wanted to repeat what we did with Uruguay. But they, at home, have been complicated for us. They had done it last time. But the good thing is that we added [a point].”
“The idea was to win everything but we couldn’t, although it’s a draw. Now we have to get a result in Peru and then play much better in Cordoba to keep going up.”
Argentina are currently in third place in the World Cup Qualifiers. They have 15 points after 8 games and are only behind Uruguay and Brazil.