The Lowdown: Controversy at the Bridge
The Lilywhites continued their excellent start to the 2022/23 campaign by securing a last-gasp 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The 24-year-old Romero made the headlines during the dramatic encounter following his hair tussle with Marc Cucurella in the build-up to Harry Kane’s equaliser.
Despite playing the full 90 minutes across the capital, it sounds as if the centre-back played through an injury and won’t be involved against the Wanderers.
The Latest: Conte delivers team news
Conte has confirmed that Romero will miss the Wolves contest as a precaution.
As quoted by Tottenham’s official website, the boss said:
“Cuti had a little problem during the game against Chelsea on Sunday. He finished the game, but at the end he felt a bit of pain in his adductor, not a serious problem, but for this game it will be better for him to miss as a precaution.
“We are starting to play a lot of games, eight games in the next month, and to take a risk would be stupid, so he’s not available for this game.”
The Verdict: Blow for the boss
Not having Romero available for selection will come as a huge blow for Conte, who’s become so used to his man being a regular starter in his matchday XI.
The Argentinian, dubbed ‘phenomenal’ by Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson, has played every minute of the new season so far and has been a rock in defence, averaging 3.5 tackles and two successful aerial duels per top-flight game, via WhoScored.
The fact he’s ruled out through precautionary measures suggests it’s only a short-term problem, which is positive news for the Italian, who will be hoping to have the colossus back at his disposal as soon as possible.
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