Speaking to The Athletic, Cristian Romero shed light on his time at Tottenham Hotspur, the difficulty in settling in and has credited Eric Dier for helping him settle.
Romero, who was signed on loan in the summer with the intention of making the deal permanent, has been hugely impressive since his arrival and after his injury troubles, forming a faultless back three alongside Eric Dier and Ben Davies at Spurs.
Speaking to The Athletic, the Argentine centre-back highlighted that things weren’t all smooth sailing at the start.
“I love life here. Right at the start, it wasn’t easy. I think when change happens in our life you always need a certain amount of time to be able to adapt and settle in.”
“First and foremost, the language is quite a basic thing and you need that to get by. But gradually I feel I’ve settled in.
And Romero has credited Eric Dier for helping him settling into things at the club.
“He was instrumental when I joined. We’ve always got on well on and off the field. The fact he speaks Spanish really helps with our on-pitch understanding as well.”
” He was instrumental also in bringing me into the group,” Romero told The Athletic.
“From the day I arrived, he was really good at introducing me to everyone and making me feel at home as well so I was grateful for that. But first and foremost, what a great season he’s having — he brings a lot to the team, loads as a player.”
He has been a sturdy presence at the back and despite his relatively short span with Spurs, Antonio Conte has hinted that he is ‘perfect’ for the physicality of the Premier League, with Tottenham icon Ledle King also labelling him a “top, top player”.