In the first North London Derby of the season, Tottenham will face Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Spurs defender Cristian Romero has been speaking ahead of the match.
Cristian Romero, a defender for Tottenham, has offered his opinion on the possibility of Tottenham winning the Premier League this year. Four out of their first five league games have ended in victories for Ange Postecoglou’s team.
Spurs are now two points behind league leader Manchester City in second place, but confidence is gradually growing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Lilywhites’ next matchup is against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. This will be Postecoglou’s first North London Derby.
Romero is one man who will be important for the Australian against the Gunners. All five of Tottenham’s league games this season have seen the World Cup champion on the field, and he has already scored twice, against Brentford and Burnley.
Now, the central defender has made it clear what he believes should be Spurs’ season-long goals ahead of Sunday’s encounter against Arsenal. Romero stated to Optus Sport that “this club needs to be competing for the top four.”
Next, the Argentine was questioned regarding a potential title challenge. “We’ll see,” he grinned. “We approach every game as if it were the championship. Arsenal is the first opponent, and we’re approaching it like a championship match not just because it’s a local derby but also because that’s how we want to play this season.
Romero experienced defeat in both of Spurs’ meetings with Arsenal last season, and he will undoubtedly want to finally taste victory over Mikel Arteta’s team. Romero responded, “Belgrano is the team that gave me everything and yes, in that fixture emotions can get a little frayed,” when asked if the North London Derby is similar to the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in his homeland of Cordoba, central Argentina.
However, this is a top-tier derby versus the second-best team in the Premier League, behind Manchester City. The encounter on Sunday at Emirates Stadium should be exciting to watch, and Romero will be hoping his team can pick up three points against their rivals to keep their league winning streak intact.