Tottenham defender Cristian Romero recently expressed his views on the possibility of Tottenham Hotspur clinching the Premier League title this season. With a strong start to the campaign, winning four out of five league games, Spurs currently find themselves in second place, trailing leaders Manchester City by just two points. The belief in the squad is growing, and anticipation is mounting as they prepare for a crucial showdown against arch-rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday, marking Ange Postecoglou’s first North London Derby in charge.
One player set to play a pivotal role for the Lilywhites in the upcoming clash is Cristian Romero. The World Cup winner has been a consistent presence in Tottenham’s defense, featuring in all five of their league matches this season, and has already netted two goals against Burnley and Brentford.
As Tottenham gears up for the North London Derby, Romero has openly discussed the team’s aspirations for the season. He stated, “This club needs to be competing for the top four,” in an interview with Optus Sport.
When questioned about the possibility of a title challenge, Romero replied with a smile, “We’ll see. We are treating every game as if it was a final. First up, we have Arsenal, and we’re treating it as a final, not just because it’s a derby but because that’s how we want to approach games this season.”
Romero’s previous experiences in North London Derbies did not end in victory, as he endured defeat in both encounters against Arsenal last season. However, the talented defender is eager to turn the tide and secure a win against Mikel Arteta’s side. When asked if the North London Derby holds similarities to the derby in his hometown of Cordoba, Argentina, between Belgrano and Talleres, Romero shared, “Belgrano is the team that gave me everything, and yes, in that fixture emotions can get a little frayed.”
He went on to add, “But here… it’s a top-class derby against a side, who after Manchester City, are the second-best team [in the Premier League].” Sunday’s highly-anticipated clash at the Emirates Stadium promises to be an enthralling spectacle, and Romero is determined to help his team maintain their unbeaten start to the league season by securing three points against their fierce rivals.
As Tottenham continues to build momentum in the Premier League, the ambitions of players like Cristian Romero will play a pivotal role in their quest for success this season. With their eyes set on a top-four finish and possibly more, Spurs fans can look forward to an exciting and competitive campaign under the guidance of manager Ange Postecoglou.