Lionel Messi fell in love with Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero over the summer season – and that performed a task within the present Argentina fiasco.
The Athletic claim that Messi was wowed by Romero throughout Copa America, as he starred at centre again throughout Argentina’s run to the trophy.
Messi even wished Barcelona to signal Romero, however Tottenham moved in to land him earlier than Messi left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.
The report notes that the bond between Messi and his Argentina teammates, together with Romero, is so sturdy that gamers had been keen to flout guidelines to play with him.
Romero joined Tottenham teammate Giovani Lo Celso in defying pandemic restrictions to go and play for Argentina over the worldwide break.
Aston Villa duo Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia did the identical, and the quartet had been on the coronary heart of a ridiculous state of affairs on Sunday.
Argentina had been alleged to play Brazil on Sunday, however well being officers stormed the pitch to attempt to deport the 4 gamers for not following COVID laws.
The gamers seemingly knew the dangers, however had been adamant that they wished to play and assist Messi attain the World Cup subsequent 12 months – probably his last World Cup marketing campaign ever.
It’s nice that Messi, arguably the best participant we are going to ever see, thinks so extremely of Romero, however whether or not Tottenham followers see this bond as cause controversially sufficient to jet off to South America stays to be seen.
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