Cristian Romero, after almost three months out with a hamstring injury, made a winning return to the lineup in Tottenham’s 3-1 FA Cup triumph over Brighton.
Coming back from a serious hamstring injury is be a daunting prospect and one of the most challenging ailments to overcome, both physically and mentally.
While Romero will have the utmost confidence in Spurs’ medical staff after receiving top care, it’s nearly impossible to return to action as confident and self assured as before the injury. That side of the comeback, along with returning to full match fitness, takes time.
Romero, due to Eric Dier‘s precautionary absence, lined up in the centre of Tottenham’s back three. Overall, his anticipated return went pretty well. The Evening Standard gave Romero an 8/10 in his first match back, Tottenham HQ saw his performance as a 6.5/10, while Football.london mirrored the Standard’s evaluation of the Argentine.
While 6.5 might be slightly harsh, a bit of tough love, Romero enjoyed an accomplished first game back, especially considering how long he was out for. An 8/10 seems marginally high, but one can see why both football.london and the Evening Standard settled on that number.