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Cristian Romero makes honest Giovani Lo Celso admission that may give Antonio Conte a dilemma


Cristian Romero was full of praise for his Argentina and Tottenham teammate, Giovani Lo Celso, when asked who had the better technique out of the duo.

The defender made the move to the capital during the summer, whilst Lo Celso has been a Lilywhites player since 2019.

Romero joined under Nuno Espirito Santo but after his four month managerial spell came to an end, Antonio Conte took over and is looking to lead his new side to success.

Both players have featured in the first two matches under the Italian, but only Romero has started both games.

In a video with Tottenham, the Argentina internationals were asked a series of questions about each other and they had to decide if they were the answer, or their teammate.

When the pair were asked who the strongest was, Lo Celso confidently chose his teammate and said, “He’s a centre back, he’s used to aggression.”

Romero has already made 12 interceptions and 17 clearances so far this season.

The Spurs duo clearly have a good bond as when asked who spends the most time in the gym the response was, “Both. We’re very professional. We’re together all the time.”

Both players have made seven appearances this campaign and have both been regulars for Argentina in the international breaks, with Lo Celso registering two assists against Uruguay in October.

Romero’s opinion on Lo Celso’s quality was also made clear in the video, when the pair were asked who has the better technique.

“Lo Celso. He made us win the Copa America. The best midfielder in South America,” the centre-back said.

Argentina won the Copa America during the summer, beating Brazil 1-0 and both players featured for over an hour in the clash.

The 23-year-old has made quite an impression on fans since his arrival in the capital, often playing alongside Eric Dier in a back four under Espirito Santo and now a back three, under Conte.

He has shown solid spells of play, highlighting why he was the Serie A defender of the year and his aggression, which led to a sending off in the most recent Europa Conference League game against Vitesse.

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