Tottenham star Cristian Romero says everything is fine with Enzo Fernandez after red card in loss to Chelsea
In the aftermath of a dramatic London derby that saw Tottenham clash with Chelsea, Cristian Romero has emphatically quashed any notion of lingering animosity between himself and Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez. The two Argentine players found themselves at the centre of attention after a full-blooded challenge by Romero led to a red card and a penalty kick for Chelsea.
The match initially tilted in favour of Spurs with Dejan Kulusevski’s early deflected strike, took a chaotic turn with challenges flying in all directions. Romero’s pivotal challenge on Fernandez in the box altered the course of the game, resulting in a penalty kick and a straight red card for the Tottenham defender. Despite seeing themselves, reduced to nine players after Destiny Udogie’s subsequent red card, manager Ange Postecoglou’s tactical resilience kept Tottenham in the game before Nicolas Jackson scored his hat-trick to give Chelsea a 4-1 win.
In the weeks that followed, with the international break providing a temporary respite from domestic duties, Fernandez and Romero reunited on international duty with the Argentina national team.
Tottenham star Cristian Romero says everything is fine with Enzo Fernandez after the red card in loss to Chelsea.
Romero, reflecting on the call-up, expressed his joy and enthusiasm to represent his country once again, emphasising the love and enjoyment he derives from national team duty. Addressing the incident with Fernandez during the derby, Romero dismissed any notion of lingering tensions. In an interview with El Doce via FL, here is what Cuti stated:
“Obviously everything is fine. They are things that happen in the game, they remain there, always.”
No Love Lost
The London derby marked Tottenham’s first defeat in the Premier League, and the repercussions extended beyond the match itself, impacting the team due to injuries and suspensions.
However, Romero’s focus during the international break remains firmly on representing Argentina before returning back to London.
Enzo Fernandez and Cristian Romero on Argentina duty.
The positive response from Romero highlights the professionalism and camaraderie shared among international teammates, going beyond club rivalries albeit a derby.
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As the international break concludes, Spurs fans can look forward to Romero’s return with a refreshed mindset hoping to jump back to winning ways sooner than later.