Cristian Romero makes statement over Tottenham future

Cristian Romero believes Tottenham have progressed Ange Postecoglou and has revealed he is not thinking about leaving the club.

The Argentine international was one of Postecoglou’s key players during a promising but inconsistent maiden campaign in charge of the club.

A competitive character at times, Romero may have been seen as something of a liability despite his obvious talent but has emerged as one of the leaders at Spurs.

Postecoglou hinted Romero could be example to some of his teammates too and said after the defeat at Liverpool earlier this month: “He's a World Cup winner and I've just got to get some of what's in him into some of the others.”

The 28-year-old sat out of the post-season friendly against Newcastle in Melbourne for “personal reasons” but will be a key player for Argentina at this summer’s Copa America, which begins in the United States on June 20.

Cristiano Romero has been hailed as an example at Tottenham by Ange Postecoglou (Getty Images)
Cristiano Romero has been hailed as an example at Tottenham by Ange Postecoglou (Getty Images)

Romero still has three years to run on his contract in north London and told DSports’ Cómo Te Va: “The truth is that I’m fine. For now I’m not thinking about that [a transfer], I’m thinking about preparing myself these days to get to the national team in the best way possible, which is the next step I have.

"The things that come up at the moment are obviously always analysed but I’m not thinking about the future, I’m thinking about the national team. Now that I have the Copa America, I will always try to take the national team to the top and then we will see what happens."

Speaking of Postecoglou specifically, he added: "I'm very happy to be in this present, even though group achievements haven't been the best or we didn’t expect to end like this, but also, at the group level for the coach’s first year, he has been good in all lines.

"We have to keep wanting more. Individually, I'm very happy for this beautiful season that I’ve had."