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‘He probably is’… Pundit says Tottenham have a 25-year-old who is the best in the world in his position

Tottenham’s Cristian Romero has been described as the best centre-back in the world by David Howells.

Speaking on The Spurs Show Podcast, the pundit has been discussing Tottenham’s recent selection issues and how much they have missed the Argentine as of late.

Howells stated his belief that Romero’s initial ban should never have stood, claiming that Tottenham are really missing the 25-year-old at the moment.

While discussing Romero, Howells stated twice that he believes Romero to be the best centre-back on the planet right now.

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Romero described as the best in the world

Howells spoke about the 25-year-old.

“Three games for Romero for what he did was a joke. It was a penalty, but a three game ban on top is absolutely nonsense, to have to miss probably the best centre-half in the world for those three games he’s going to miss is tough to take,” Howells said.

“It’s hard to predict injuries, but we’re short at centre-half, that’s where you’d think, but who’s going to come in? Romero and Van de Ven will be your centre-halves. We have the best centre-half in the world they keep telling us, and I think he probably is, and Van de Ven has been remarkable, so you’re signing a centre-back who’s not going to play? He’ll come in as a squad player, it’s a tricky one.”

Romero is up there with the best

It may not be the best timing to have this discussion after Romero picked up a stupid red card on his last game, but it has to be said he is up there with the best defenders on the planet now.

The Argentine is one of the most front-foot, all-action centre-halves around, and when he’s on his game, he’s a brick wall.

In all honesty, we wouldn’t say he is the best in the world, but when you are discussing the top centre-backs on the planet, he certainly figures into that conversation somewhere.

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