Cristian Romero has picked his two greatest Premier League centre-backs (Image: Sky Sports activities)
Tottenham’s Cristian Romero has named Manchester United star Lisandro Martinez as one of many two greatest centre-backs within the Premier League.
Argentina worldwide Romero has been within the English top-flight for over a yr, having joined Spurs from Serie A aspect Atalanta in the summertime of 2021.
Romero ‘beloved’ watching Barcelona’s Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano rising up and says the present Premier League isn’t wanting top-class defenders.
The 24-year-old views United summer time signing Martinez and Liverpool hero Virgil van Dijk as the 2 stand-out centre-backs at the moment working in England.
Manchester United spent £57m to signal Argentine defender Martinez from Ajax over the summer time, with the 24-year-old making a promising begin to his Crimson Devils profession.
Martinez was the topic of criticism as United misplaced their opening two video games however has impressed in current weeks to assist Erik ten Hag’s aspect win 4 matches in a row and climb to fifth within the Premier League.
Van Dijk, in the meantime, has been a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool aspect since 2018, serving to the Reds win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Lisandro Martinez has loved a promising begin to his United profession (Image: Getty)
Tottenham’s Romero informed Sky Sports: ‘I at all times beloved watching that Barcelona staff as a result of I beloved to look at Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique, and likewise Javier Mascherano when he performed there. These three have been stunning to look at.’
Requested to select his favorite defenders at the moment within the Premier League, Romero added: ‘Immediately, the perfect defender for me is Virgil van Dijk, at all times, and Lisandro Martinez from Manchester United.
‘For me, they’re the perfect within the Premier League.’
Along with his no-nonsense method to defending, Martinez has rapidly developed right into a followers’ favorite at Manchester United.
He says it’s wonderful how the Outdated Trafford followers have taken him to coronary heart and even admits he’s stunned by their response to him.
‘I’m somewhat bit stunned, however on the similar time I really feel very proud,’ Martinez informed MUTV final week.
‘To return right here to the perfect membership on the planet and the individuals say “Argentina, Argentina”, it’s wonderful.’
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