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‘He’s got to be careful’… BBC pundit says ‘very good’ Spurs player could now become a liability

Cristian Romero is a polarising footballer.

You either love him or you hate him.

For some, Romero is the World Cup-winning, defensive general who takes no prisoners, but, for others, he’s this overly-aggressive, naïve centre-half who can get himself sent off at a moment’s notice.

As we all know, that side of Romero’s game was on show on Monday against Chelsea as he picked up a ridiculous red card against the Blues.

Speaking on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast, Don Hutchison has been discussing Romero’s performance against Chelsea, and he says that the defender is in danger of becoming a liability for Spurs if he carries on playing in this way.

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Romero could become a liability

Hutchison gave his verdict on the centre-half.

“He lost his head when he booted Levi Colwill, and the other one, you could see the intention, as soon as he took that touch he was going to go through Enzo Fernandez. I don’t think he’s going to learn, he might get better with experience, but when you’re getting the amount of yellow and red cards he’s getting, he’s got to be careful he doesn’t become a liability, because the contradiction to that is that he’s a very good player,” Hutchison said.


Hutchison is right, Romero could easily become a liability for Tottenham.

For the first time in a long time, we’ve spoken about Spurs as potential title challengers this season, and the reality is that you can’t have a defender like Romero in your team if you want to win the major honours in this game.

Red cards can turn any fixture, and when you’re gunning for top trophies, it only takes one or two bad results to completely derail your campaign.

If Spurs want to be considered at that next level, they need to do something about Romero’s discipline, or lack of it.

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