Cristian Romero backs Son Heung-min with another firm pull of his hair

Tottenham looks to be continuing their battle for consistency in form under Antonio Conte this season. The north London side has carried on their tendency to experience both the highs and lows of football in the span of a week. The latest edition involves a shock elimination at the hands of Middlesbrough in the FA Cup which was them timely backed up by a 5-star performance against Everton in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard’s Merseyside team were no match for Spurs as they were finished off by their star duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min with Dejan Kulusevski, Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon all playing the supporting cast. Despite Kane’s brace, Son’s single goal helped him maintain his lead as Spurs’ top scorer this season in the Premier League with 11 goals, one ahead of his partner in crime.

Having been 5-0 up already in 55 minutes, Conte decided to give his top scorer some much-needed rest and replaced him with Steven Bergwijn in the second half. The South Korean received a pleasant welcome from all the substitutes on the Spurs bench, barring centre-back Cristian Romero who once again expressed his appreciation for Son with extreme enthusiasm as he was spotted pulling Son’s hair harshly once again by fans.

Having celebrated with Son in this manner on the pitch during their win against Leeds, Romero is turning this into a tradition shared by the players at the club with the Argentine taking more time to violate Son’s hair this time.

While this a display of the good chemistry between Spurs players inside the dressing room, the act of pulling the hair has confused a lot of fans with most racking their brains wondering why Son puts up with the abuse.

One fan seems to have found the answer to that as he takes a note of Romero’s South American heritage as the probable cause behind the act.

This display of enthusiasm by Romero would perhaps even be approved by manager Antonio Conte who is known to go full Italian with expressing his emotions as vibrantly as possible.