Tottenham have enjoyed a fabulous start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign as we head into the first international break of the season.
Spurs are the only side in the top-flight to boast a 100 per cent record after the opening three matches, meaning Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are top of the pile.
So far, the north Londoners have won each match by the same 1-0 scoreline, against Manchester City, Wolves and Watford, respectively, going into their away clash with Crystal Palace that takes place on Saturday, September 11.
However, before the short trip to Selhurst Park, there is an international break to contend with and Espirito Santo will be desperate for his players to come back unscathed.
There are some fitness concerns that Nuno may have to deal with for the London derby with the Eagles. Here’s who could miss out.
The new Tottenham defender has featured just once in the Premier League so far since making the switch from Atalanta and signing a six-year contract over the summer transfer window.
Romero has played three times for Spurs so far, including twice in the Europa Conference League, and Espirito Santo provided an injury update prior to last weekend’s victory against Watford.
Nuno said: “I think he is doing well. It was his second match since he joined us.
“He has had issues. Even on Thursday he finished the game with some problems, but he is a fantastic player.”
The 23-year-old defender has been called up to the Argentina squad for their upcoming matches, but is suspended for their World Cup qualifier with Venezuela in the early hours of Friday morning.
Romero, though, could feature in his country’s clash against Brazil on Sunday evening as he looks to recover to full fitness.
Tottenham supporters will be desperate that Romero can get some minutes under his belt, without it having a detrimental impact on his fitness.
The Spurs defender, who played 14 times for the north London club in all competitions during the last campaign, is yet to make an appearance for club or country in the 2021/22 season due to injury problems.
Rodon was initially called up to the Wales squad for their triple-header of matches against Belarus, Estonia and Finland, but has since been withdrawn because of fitness concerns.
Here’s what Espirito Santo had to say about Rodon ahead of last weekend’s 1-0 win versus Watford: “Joe missed the game (at Pacos de Ferreira), and that was disappointing for us because he’s one of the players who needs to play, who needs to get real competition time. He is better, but not well enough to join us on Sunday.”
Source by Football London