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Tottenham boss Postecoglou confirms Romero injury boost ahead of Man United clash

Tottenham boss Postecoglou confirms Romero injury boost ahead of Man United clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Cristian Romero has passed a fitness test ahead of Saturday’s mouthwatering encounter against Manchester United.

The Argentine centre-half needed just 11 minutes to break the deadlock in last weekend’s enthralling 2-2 draw against London rivals Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.

However, his opener came at a cost as he was forced off the pitch three minutes later with a head injury after clashing with Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo.

The 25-year-old has escaped a spell in the treatment room, with Postecoglou confirming he is fit to feature against Man United – news that will delight the Tottenham supporters.

Earlier today, the Australian manager had told SPURSPLAY that Romero completed training with the rest of the squad under the watchful eye of the club’s medical team.

Speaking later in his press conference, Postecoglou doubled down on his earlier assertion, claiming the centre-back, who was appointed vice-captain last weekend, is ready to go.

“In terms of Cristian [Romero], he’s good to go,” Postecoglou said. “He’s been in the hands of the medical team, going through all the protocols. 

“It’s a clearly-defined process we need to go through, and he’s ticked all the boxes. He’s felt fine all week, trained and is ready to go.

“Aside from that, no change from last week.”

After Romero’s opener, Postecoglou watched as Brentford fought back to establish a 2-1 lead before Emerson Royal rescued a point on the stroke of half-time.

While he was impressed with his side’s response to going behind, Postecoglou called on the team to keep improving as he prepares for his home debut against a stronger opponent than last week.

“Last week we showed some really good characteristics in terms of our resilience,” Postecoglou added.

“But tomorrow is about showing a little bit more of our football and hopefully imposing our game style on a really good opponent. 

“That has to be our goal every week now – to see if we can improve the way we play our football and make an impact against the best teams.”

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