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‘Things are fine’… Tottenham star says he has absolutely no problem with Chelsea player now

Tottenham Hotspur star Cristian Romero has rubbished any suggestions that there is bad blood between himself and Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez – as the duo link up on Argentina duty.

Romero, who has been handed a vice captaincy role at Tottenham by Ange Postecoglou following the Aussie gaffer’s arrival, was shown his fourth red card since joining Spurs – in only his 75th appearance.

It came last Monday, in the 4-1 loss to Chelsea. Spurs had started the game in superb fashion, taking the lead through Dejan Kulusevski – but things turned. Romero was sent off for a tackle on Fernandez.

It saw Chelsea win a penalty and the Blues went on to win 4-1. Romero was suspended on Saturday as Spurs suffered a second successive loss. He remains banned for the next two Premier League games.

There was a degree of controversy surrounding Romero’s red card – with some suggesting it was not worth a red, and perhaps, Fernandez went down easily. Romero told El Doce there is no bad blood.

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“Always happy to return to the national team, what I love the most and what I enjoy so much. Obviously everything is fine [with Fernandez]. They are things that happen in the game, they remain there, always.”

Tottenham’s Cristian Romero on bad blood with Chelsea player

Romero was rightly sent off. He might argue he got the ball but it was a tackle that was too aggressive, a degree of unnecessary vigour. Of course, Romero now has a reputation for it which does not help him.

A fourth red card in 75 games for Spurs is not ideal – and he will be sidelined until December 7, missing two tough games against Aston Villa and Man, after the break. Spurs have struggled in his absence.

Romero and Fernandez are in action against Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay this week, before taking on Brazil next Wednesday. Two important games in World Cup qualifying ahead of the 2026 competition.

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