Antonio Conte has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur star Cristian Romero needs to improve his ability to keep focus for the entirety of a game, as he has a tendency to pick up unnecessary fouls.
Romero has largely impressed in the Premier League, returning strongly of late after a three-month injury lay-off turning to be Tottenham’s best centre back and will be the player Antonio Conte builds his back line around in the coming years.
However, If there is one problem with Romero though, it’s the number of yellow cards he picks up.
Conte stressed that Romero needs to improve his ability to maintain his focus during the entirety of a game, as he has a tendency to get in trouble and pick up yellow cards that could have been avoided.
Cristian is a player who has to be focused in every moment of a game”, Conte told a press conference.
“If he’s good, he’s focussed from the start, form the first to last second of the game.
And he’s a really important player for us.
“He has a bit to improve in this situation, to be focussed on every moment of the game.
“Sometimes he gets a yellow card he can avoid.
“He has to improve in his aspect, to be focused from the start to the end. Sometimes you can’t explain this in a good manner.
“You have to shout! But he’s a good guy and he understands that what I do is always best for the team and himself.
“He has quality to be a great defender so it’s important to find the right way to improve the player.”
However, Conte stressed that Romero is the type of player that understands a mistake and is willing to improve it as he is committed to doing what is best for the team and himself as a player.