Robinson in awe of 'world-class' Romero after 'brilliant' Tottenham footage emerges
Paul Robinson has claimed new signing Cristian Romero is the “world-class centre-half” Tottenham have been crying out for.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one revealed his particular admiration for the 23-year-old’s passing range.
Romero starred on Sunday as Spurs ended their torrid run of form with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The centre-half excelled on what was just his second Premier League start since moving to north London from Atalanta in August.
Robinson expects Son Heung-min to benefit greatly from Romero’s passing range.
“Romero was brilliant at the weekend,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“Spurs have been crying out for a world-class centre-half for a long time now and he is one. [Davinson] Sanchez and [Eric] Dier started the season well but they are not a pairing that would get in any other top eight Premier League side.
“Romero has looked a class above when he’s played. His range of passing is phenomenal. Teams play a high press now and try to win the ball high up the field. With Romero’s range of passing and Tottenham’s pace in the final third, Tottenham can play evade that press with one ball.
“Son is going to benefit from that consistently because he makes great runs. That kind of pass will lead to a lot of goals once the two of them develop an understanding.”