In September and October, captain Son Heung-min and vice captain James Maddison both won the English Premier League Player of the Month award, and vice captain Christian Romero was nominated for the October Player of the Month award.
Romero’s nomination was met with great joy from captain Son Heung-min.
On October 2 (KST), Son posted an article about Romero’s nomination on his social media account, writing, “What a player!” followed by a series of heart emojis.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou was also nominated for Manager of the Month in October, making it three consecutive months of managerial honors and extending Spurs’ record of player-manager dominance.
Postecoglou, along with his protégés Son Heung-min and Maddison, also won Manager of the Month in August and September, making it two in a row since the start of the season.
All eyes will be on the captain to see if all three can win the Player of the Month award, and the manager has also been quoted as saying that Romero’s attitude is very good.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League Round 11 clash with Chelsea, Postecoglou praised Romero as “a great player who works hard in training every day,” and showed a broad embrace of his protégé.
“Romero is a player with strong colors and everything he does has a winner’s mentality,” Postecoglou said, “He wants to improve every day. He’s one of the hardest workers every time.”
It was also clear from the coach that Romero deserved the award.
“The way he trains, you can see a winner in him,” Postecoglu said, “and he has a very positive impact on the team atmosphere.”
“Romero’s nomination is a combination of his individual achievements and the team’s overall performance during the month of October,” said TBR Football, which announced the news of his nomination on Wednesday.
“In the league match against Luton Town, he put in an imposing performance despite being outnumbered (due to dismissals).”
Romero was often cited alongside Eric Dier as the source of Tottenham’s defensive woes in 2022/23, with poor defensive performances.
Against Newcastle United last season, he had a ‘paper-thin’ defensive performance, conceding five goals in a span of around 20 minutes between the second and 21st minutes of the first half. 카지노사이트
But Postecoglou believes in Romero enough to make him vice-captain this season.
He wants him to be the center of attention for the Spanish-speaking Spurs players.
Romero responded to his faith. In Postecoglou’s tactics, which use quick passes and concise build-ups to get the ball out from the defense, Romero is a pivotal part of the build-up.
In the 10th round of the league against Tottenham and Crystal Palace on Nov. 28, Romero showed off his near-midfield passing skills, completing 141 passes.
That’s not just a lot of passes, but passes with enough accuracy.
What’s more, along with last summer’s signing Micky Van der Vaart, he’s part of Tottenham’s “wailing wall” and has the third-lowest goals against average in the league.
Manchester City are first with seven, Arsenal are second with eight, and Tottenham and Liverpool are tied for third with nine.
With his quick feet and accurate passing, it will be interesting to see if Romero can win the Player of the Month award and join Tottenham as the only clubs to win the Premier League player/manager award in the 2023/24 season.