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Tottenham Hotspur Coach Ange Postecoglou Responds To Lionel Messi's 'Best Defender' Claim

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou responded to Messi's claims stating that he 'wouldn't argue' with Messi when it comes to Romero's defending.

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristian Romero
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Argentina's World Cup winner and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi recently claimed that his fellow countryman and Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero is 'the world's best defender right now'. (More Football News)

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou responded to Messi's claims stating that he 'wouldn't argue' with Messi when it comes to Romero's defending.

Talking about Romero, the Argentine move to England on an initial loan from Serie A club, Atalanta in 2021. Last year, the move was made permanent after the Argentine won over the fans and his teammates.

Romero has so far represented more than 60 games for the North London outfit in all competitions. Under Antonio Conte, Romero faced some heavy criticism and after the Italian's sacking, the World Cup winner had spells under Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason.

On the international front, Romero won Argentina the Copa America in 2021. In Qatar last year, Romero was one of the key players for Argentina to go on and win the World Cup.

In the World Cup 2026 Qualifying match against Ecuador, Romero was a vital player for La Albiceleste to keep a clean sheet as well as claim an important win.

Post match, Messi heaped huge praise on Romero.

“I think he [Romero] is the best defender in the world right now. He played very well and, in my opinion, he was the man of the match. Having him behind me is the best thing that can happen to me. He always forces me to go forward, because he always wants to play one on one against his opponent. I have gotten used to not looking back and that is very good for an attacking player,” the Inter Miami star was quoted in 'Telemundo.'

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