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Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp agree on ‘selfish’ Tottenham star after Liverpool loss



Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp agree on ‘selfish’ Tottenham star after Liverpool loss

Cristian Romero has played alongside Eric Dier as Spurs have shipped ten goals in their past two matches, conceding late to lose to Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League

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Gary Neville has agreed with Sky Sport colleague and former Tottenham captain Jamie Redknapp by slamming defender Crisitan Romero for his poor recent performances.

Spurs were 3-0 down by half-time against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday before a second-half rally looked to have secured a creditable 3-3 draw. However, their impressive fightback was for nothing as a late error from Lucas allowed Diogo Jota to score a winner in front of the Kop and leave Spurs four matches without a win.

Romero won the World Cup with Argentina in December, but has returned to a Spurs side who are in freefall at present, losing 6-1 to Newcastle last week before losing 4-3 to Liverpool. They have now lost three of their last four matches, with Champions League qualification appearing a distant memory for the side who are being managed by interim boss Ryan Mason.

Mason returned to a back three for the clash against Liverpool, with Romero alongside Eric Dier and Ben Davies. The combination was expertly picked apart by the Reds in the first-half before a more assured second-half from Mason’s side, who showed fight to restore parity.

However, the second goal in the match came after a careless challenge inside the penalty area from Romero, with the Argentine fouling Cody Gakpo, allowing Mohamed Salah to score the resulting spot-kick. This was a mistake panned on Sky Sports by Redknapp – describing it as “diabolical” – with Neville adding his own post-match reaction to the pair’s performance and the general attitude of Romero.

The former Manchester United defender told the Gary Neville Podcast: “You’d have to go a long way to see two defenders have as bad a week as Eric Dier and Romero – they are all over the place. Absolute shambles they are at the back.

“The lack of composure from Romero is staggering, and the choice of charging out by Dier, with his experience, he’s done it two or three times in this game already, and he shakes his head.

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