Tottenham news: Fresh claim emerges on "highly-regarded" Spurs star who's "so composed"

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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons he can finally see what all the fuss is about regarding Cristian Romero.

The Argentine defender joined Tottenham in a £42.5m deal from Atalanta this summer and is slowly making his mark in the Premier League.

How has Romero performed this season?

It was a difficult opening month in English football for the centre-back, who played just one minute across the first four league matches with injuries and isolation holding him back.

However, Romero used the Europa Conference League and Carabao Cup as a platform to improve his match fitness and after starting three of the last four Premier League games, appears to have won his place in Nuno Espirito Santo's best XI.

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Against Newcastle, Romero was Tottenham's best defender on the day according to WhoScored, coming away with a respectable rating of 6.78 as Spurs claimed their second Premier League victory on the bounce.

His overall rating this season is 6.61, which is 13th in the squad, although he's not far behind the likes of Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

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And Bridge is slowly seeing why Tottenham paid so much to bring him to the Premier League.

What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "Maybe I'm being harsh, he was slightly to blame for Wilson's goal, but that was a good header.

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"Other than that, he looks so composed and for the first time I thought, I can see it. I can see why he's so highly-regarded."

Is Romero now a guaranteed starter?

Nuno took what is essentially now the second team to Vitesse for the Europa Conference League game on Thursday, which means his team for West Ham essentially picks itself.

Furthermore, there's no reason to change a winning side and therefore, Romero should keep his place in the back four alongside Eric Dier at the London Stadium.

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He's likely to be in for a tough afternoon up against the in-form Michail Antonio, but Romero should be in a good place right now following two solid performances and should fancy himself to get the better of the Hammers striker.

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