Antonio Conte has confirmed that World Cup-winning defender Christian Romero will be back for Spurs Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old centre-back will be ready for the New Year’s Day game. After a short break Since helping Argentina win the World Cup with victory over France UFABET
Ahead of Sunday’s game, Conte had warned his players that expectations will be higher following their success in Qatar.
The Italian boss Spurs said at a press conference that “From what I saw in the last few days in training. I saw that he had great concentration. and a strong desire to come back and play for us.”
“Obviously I’m very happy for him. And it’s very important for our team to have two World Cup winners.
“But he has to know that now it’s going to be a difficult time for him. because the expectations of him will be higher. Because of this, he had to work even harder. and continue to work.”
Romero missed just one starting game for Argentina in Qatar, playing the full game as Argentina beat France in the final.
The Argentina defender, who won the 2021 Copa America has reached a deal worth €50m (£42.7m) with bonuses. That will increase to €55m (£47m) if performance targets are met. with the top teams in North London.