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‘All the time’… Alasdair Gold shares what he’s hearing about Cristian Romero in Tottenham training

After a fantastic start to the season, Cristian Romero is back in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

The Argentine was sent off in stupid fashion against Chelsea on Monday evening, and he’s, once again, shown the dark side of his game with this incident.

Romero has always had that edge to him where he can lunge into a challenge unexpectedly and cause potential injury or harm.

It isn’t just against opposition players either, according to Alasdair Gold, speaking on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast, Romero is often making these types of challenges in training, so much so that the Spurs players have started wearing shinpads in sessions.

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Romero always tackling hard

Gold shared what he knows about the defender and how rash he can be in training.

“He’s just been nominated for Player of the Month hasn’t he? It’s immaturity, that’s what it is. He’s supposed to be a leader back there,” Gold said.

“He does that to players in training, he does it to Spurs players all the time, they have to wear shinpads, did you see even in the training video this week he launched into one on Eric Dier.”

Needs to calm down

Romero is a player that plays right on the edge, and while that is a part of what makes him a fantastic player, there are, evidently, negative elements to this style.

Of course, the red card against Chelsea was less than ideal, but as Gold says, the training challenges need to slow down too.

Gold noted that he saw Romero flying into a challenge with Eric Dier in training this week. Imagine if he’d have injured him this week of all weeks? Tottenham wouldn’t have a single senior centre-back available to them, and that’s a huge issue.

Romero just needs to calm down a bit, because, at the moment, he’s a borderline liability.

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