Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Cristian Romero in Garth Crooks’ Premier League Team of the Week
Kane scored Spurs’ first two goals in the beginning stages of the second half at Selhurst Park. He then played an indirect role in the two goals that followed – from Matt Doherty and Son Heung-min.
Romero, meanwhile, was back in the team after a long, long time when he started in the 2-0 loss against Aston Villa. The last time the Argentina international played for us before that game was on 26 October.
Since then, he has been injured or on vacation after his 2022 FIFA World Cup triumph with La Albiceleste. After getting warmed up in the loss against the Villans, he was seemingly playing at his highest level against Palace.
And Crooks took note of that. He wrote:
“The Argentina defender was outstanding for his country and seemed to bring the same assured confidence with him from Qatar to Selhurst Park.”
“Spurs have been struggling in games recently, particularly in defence, but Romero’s presence against a Palace side who dominated the first half made a significant difference.”
Writing about Kane, the former Manchester United player wrote:
“Admittedly, Tottenham were very unconvincing in the first half against Crystal Palace, but Kane’s predatory instincts and appetite for goals simply destroyed anything Palace had to offer.”
He is right. We are a different team when Romero and Kane are in form. While the England international has help up front with the likes of Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski, and Son Heung-min, Romero is arguably our only world-class centre-back.
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We would be wise to add a couple of quality names to the backline so that the 24-year-old isn’t shouldering a lot of burden at the back. The win against Palace takes us to 5th with 33 points from 18 games. Sign a couple of quality players, keep Kane and Romero fit, and we can dream of a top-four finish again.