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Tottenham keeper Gollini: Romero is an animal!

Tottenham goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini says Cristian Romero will prove his quality in the Premier League.

Romero started Spurs' 3-0 defeat to Chelsea and the Carabao Cup win over Wolves on Wednesday, when he was caught out for Daniel Podence's second-half equaliser.

Gollini – who saved a spot-kick as Spurs won 3-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Molineux to set up a fourth-round tie at Burnley – played with Romero at Atalanta last season and has promised the 23-year-old centre-half will come good.

“This guy is an animal, I swear. He's perfect for the Premier League," Gollini told the London Evening Standard.

“He's played for many years with three at the back and especially when you play with a very aggressive style and play man for man, it's a completely different thing to in a four. You have to work and defend more like a group of four and defend more the zone and less the man. So he needs to adjust.

“And he will do it because he's a clever guy and an amazing player. But obviously all these things need time. Everybody needs time to adapt, to adjust to a new culture and a new country.

“There's a lot of things going on. It's not easy. People from the outside sometimes don't see how many things change in people's lives when they change country. It's normal. He needs a little bit of time but he will be amazing."

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