Nuno speaks out after Cristian Romero’s injury puts Man City’s season in jeopardy.
Tottenham’s pre-season friendly triumph over Arsenal on Sunday did not include Cristian Romero.
Cristian Romero could be a concern for Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, according to Nuno Espirito Santo. The 23-year-old arrived in north London earlier this week after completing a £47 million transfer. He is the club’s third acquisition of the summer transfer window.
Prior to Romero’s arrival, Spurs had already welcomed Bryan Gil and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, the latter on a season-long loan from Atalanta.
With Spurs failing to impress in defence on numerous occasions last season, it seemed obvious that extra defensive reinforcements would be on Nuno’s agenda.
With the signing of Romero, the 47-year-wishes old’s appear to have been answered. Romero was a standout performer for Atalanta in Serie A last season.
Despite the excitement surrounding the Argentine’s arrival, Nuno has revealed that he is unlikely to play against defending Premier League winners Manchester City next week.
Romero is still recovering from a knee injury suffered while on international duty in last month’s Copa America final, according to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Nuno revealed, “He didn’t train with the group yet, it’s true, he concluded the Copa America in the last game with a problem.”
“It’s a lot better now, but we have to be cautious at first and not take any chances.
“He, like all the players, even Gio [Lo Celso], didn’t have a lot of sessions. Hugo [as well as Lloris]. We have to keep track of a lot of details until we decide to put the athlete on the field.
“He’s here, he looks terrific, and once he starts training properly, he’ll be a viable option.”
Nuno made the comments following Tottenham’s close victory against Arsenal in their final pre-season friendly of the summer on Sunday.
Son Heung-late min’s winner was the difference between the two teams, who will play in the Premier League next month at the Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane is undergoing isolation at the club’s training ground following his anticipated return on Saturday.
The 27-year-old is hoping to join City this summer, who are keen in bringing him to the Etihad Stadium.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, on the other hand, is said to be. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”