The Albiceleste were among the favourites to go all the way in the competition before the World Cup started, but after a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening fixture – a game in which Romero was very poor – people began to have doubts.
The Spurs defender and his teammates answered all the critics in style by winning every single game from that point, including the final to become the world champions.
Romero and Lo Celso seem like really good friends, even though the two of them barely played together at Tottenham. Transfermarkt data reveals they shared the pitch for Spurs on just 11 occasions – only thrice for the full 90 minutes.
However, that hasn’t stopped them from creating a strong bond off the pitch, and their celebrations after Argentina beat France in the final of the World Cup showed just that.
Lo Celso, who plays his football in Spain with Villarreal these days, took to his Instagram Stories and posted a picture of himself with Romero. The overlay text read, “Que grande sos,” which translates to: “How big you are.”
A delighted Romero reposted that on his own Instagram Stories and replied: “I love you how much my friend, you are enormous, thanks to you for this one too.”
Check out Romero’s Instagram Story here before it disappears.
Conte does not want Lo Celso at Spurs
Lo Celso joined Tottenham from Real Betis, initially on loan but later permanently, in a £55.3 million deal in 2019 (Guardian)
The now-26-year-old showed flashes of his brilliance in his early days at Spurs, but injuries really troubled him. He then fell out of favour and Antonio Conte decided this time last year that he just didn’t fancy him.
Lo Celso spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal and he was really impressive. Some fans expected Conte to change his mind in the summer, but it was reported seven months ago that the Italian had decided even before last season ended that the midfielder was not a part of his plans.
The Argentine was then sent back on loan in the summer, and he’ll almost certainly leave Spurs on a permanent deal in 2023.