Cristian Holiday Romero became one of the strongholds of the Argentine team during 2021. Hand in hand with the election of Lionel Scaloni, the central defender was a key piece for the Albiceleste is consecrated in the Copa América after beating Brazil in the mythical stadium Maracana and also to ensure qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup four dates before the end of the Qualifiers.
Personally, Romero also had an unforgettable year. At the end of last season he was chosen the best defender in Serie A for his great performance at Atalanta, which earned him a lot of money from Tottenham for his pass. But in the last hours, Holiday received bad news for the near future: the brand new coach of the Spurs, the Italian Antonio Conte, announced that the Argentine will be out until the beginning of next year due to a hamstring injury.
“This is not good news.”said the DT after training in dialogue with the official website of the London team in the pre-match that Tottenham will host Brentford in their stadium this Thursday night in England.
It should be remembered that Romero set off the alarms in both Argentina and England when he came out with an annoyance in the second half of the classic between Argentina and Brazil that was played on November 16 at the Bicentennial stadium de San Juan. The saga companion of Nicolás Otamendi had to be replaced by Scaloni 8 minutes into the complement. He left his place to Germán Pezzella.
“The injury is serious. I don’t know at this point, but he sure won’t play in 2021 and we’ll have to wait until January, February. It’s a shame, because he is an important player for us. We will review it week after week, but it needs time. We trust a lot in our medical area, our physiotherapists and doctors, and we will try to recover it as soon as possible ”, Conte explained about the future of Holiday.
With the qualification for the next World Cup, The national team will play again at the end of January in what will be the FIFA window. With schedules to be confirmed, Scaloni’s team will face Chile, as a visitor, on Thursday 27 of the first month of 2022. A few hours later, on Tuesday, February 2, it will be a local of Colombia in the stadium to be defined. In this way, it is possible that Romero is absent from the next double date of the Qualifiers.
On the other hand, Tottenham also gave details on the state of health of Giovani Lo Celso. The midfielder, former Betis and PSG, also returned from the national team with physical discomfort upon arrival in England. “Their situation is totally different,” commented Antonio Conte. “I think maybe after the Brentford game, he will be with us in training. He has started having sessions on the field, not with the team, with a physical trainer ”, he added.