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TalkSPORT pundit says one Tottenham player is an absolute ‘liability’ now

Dean Saunders has labelled Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero an ‘absolute liability’ after his sending-off against Chelsea.

The pundit has been speaking on talkSPORT (9/11 9:29am) and was stunned by the Argentine’s antics on Monday evening.

Cristian Romero was sent off for a reckless challenge on Enzo Fernandez and gave away a penalty in the process.

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The 25-year-old was fortunate to escape a red card just 10 minutes beforehand after kicking out at Levi Colwill.

Jamie O’Hara even labelled the defender’s actions as ‘absolutely ridiculous’ after the game.

Spurs were eventually reduced to nine men in the second half after Destiny Udogie picked up a second yellow card. 

But it’s Romero who Dean Saunders has labelled a ‘liability’ for Tottenham after the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea. 

Saunders labels Romero a liability’ for Tottenham

Speaking on talkSPORT, Saunders slammed Romero after the defender lacked discipline on Monday evening.

“I watched the game the other night as well, first 20 minutes, Spurs were like Real Madrid,” the pundit said.

“But [Cristian] Romero, absolute liability. I mean what’s he doing? He tried to get sent off, he eventually did get sent off and they end up with nine men and they played unbelievably.”

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Romero has now picked up four red cards since joining Spurs back in the summer of 2021.

The Argentine’s aggressive style of defending is often a huge asset for Spurs, but it can let them down on occasions.

Tottenham were 1-0 up on Monday evening and had dominated the opening 20 minutes of the game. But Romero’s red card swung the game heavily in Chelsea’s favour.

It’s an area of his game he will certainly need to work on and he had seemingly turned a corner under Ange Postecoglou this season. 

Micky van de Ven has provided a calming presence next to the centre-back and the extra responsibility of being vice-captain seemed to have helped. 

Yet, it’s clear there is still work to be done and will have to learn how to channel his aggressive style effectively.

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