Cristian Romero told Antonio Conte he wanted to play through injury for Tottenham vs Wolves
The medical department told the Argentina international ahead of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers that he wasn’t fit to play. His adductor injury could put him out of action for three to four weeks.
However, Romero wanted to play through the injury – an offer understandably declined by Antonio Conte due to the risk it carried with it. He is one of our most important defenders and it wouldn’t have been wise to risk aggravating his injury.
He is believed to have suffered the injury against Chelsea after a supposed coming-together with Marc Cucurella. As it turned out, Romero’s exclusion was one of two changes Conte made to his side that played against Southampton and Chelsea.
Davinson Sanchez slotted in our defence while Ivan Perisic took over the spot on the left flank from in-form left-wing-back Ryan Sessegnon. Spurs won the game 1-0 courtesy of a Harry Kane header in the 64th minute.
Romero is always willing to play and put his body on the line be it for Spurs or Argentina. Hopefully, he is back in action as soon as possible.
Even if he isn’t Sanchez did a good job against Wolves and could be considered an option to start against minnows Nottingham Forest on August 28. Apart from the Colombia international, Spurs have Clement Lenglet.
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The Barcelona defender is here on a season-long loan and it remains to be seen when he is handed his first competitive start for the Lilywhites.