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Argentina national media deliver verdict on Cristian Romero’s display after their defeat to Uruguay last night

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero started and played 90 minutes for Argentina last night as they lost to Uruguay over in South America.

Goals from Ronald Araujo and Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez were enough for Marcelo Bielsa’s side to end Argentina’s long 14-game unbeaten run.

Of course, there were plenty of eyes on the game from a Premier League team point of view. As well as Romero at Tottenham and Nunez at Liverpool, Enzo Fernandez and Alexis Mac Allister played, while Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez started up top.

Romero’s Spurs teammate, Rodrigo Bentancur, also played.

For Tottenham fans, simply seeing their star defender Romero come through the game without injury was the most important thing. And he did seem to do that.

However, in terms of his performance, the Argentinian media didn’t seem overly impressed with his performance.

Argentina media deliver verdict on Cristian Romero against Uruguay

Naturally, media reports and ratings are often subjective and in fairness to Romero, he did score one of the highest in the team.

Media outlet TYC Sports was on hand to rate the Argentinian players and they gave Romero a 6/10, commenting:

Cristian ROMERO: 6. He took risks as always, winning most of the time. This time he didn’t manage to intimidate as much.

Argentina v Uruguay - FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier
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Indeed, only Lionel Messi was given the same rating so Romero, it seems, was one of the better performers.

Of course, Tottenham fans won’t really care about the result. Getting Romero back fit is the most important thing to them, especially given he was sent off against Chelsea and missing again last weekend as Spurs lost to Wolves.

Romero does seem to be well-liked in Argentina by both fans and media outlets.

Contrastingly, Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister was given a pretty woeful 4/10 rating.

Romero, then, didn’t seem to do too bad when you look at the rest of his teammates.

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