One of the two top center-backs in the Premier League, according to Tottenham’s Cristian Romero, is Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United.
Romero, an Argentine international, joined Spurs from Serie A team Atalanta in the summer of 2021 and has been playing in the English Premier League for more than a year.
Romero ‘liked’ watching Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, and Carles Puyol of Barcelona grow up and claims the Premier League now is not lacking in elite defenders.
The 24-year-old believes that United’s summer acquisition Martinez and Virgil van Dijk, a star for Liverpool, are the two best center-backs now playing in England.
Argentine defender Martinez, 24, joined Manchester United for £57 million from Ajax over the summer, and the 24-year-old has had a promising debut for the Red Devils.
When United lost their first two games, Martinez came under fire. However, in recent weeks, Martinez has excelled, assisting Erik ten Hag’s team to win four straight games and move up to fifth in the Premier League.
Since 2018, Van Dijk has been an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team and has helped the Reds win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup.
Romero from Tottenham claimed to Sky Sports that he always enjoyed watching the Barcelona team because he admired Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, and Javier Mascherano while he played for the team. It was lovely to watch those three.
When asked to name his favorite Premier League defenders right now, Romero responded that, for now, Virgil van Dijk and Lisandro Martinez from Manchester United are the best defenders in his opinion.
They are the top team in the Premier League, according to Cristian Romero.
Martinez at Manchester United has rapidly become a fan favorite due to his no-nonsense defense style.
He expresses amazement at the Old Trafford supporters’ embrace of him and even freely acknowledges that he is taken aback by their response.
Although I’m a little startled, I also feel quite proud, Last week, Martinez spoke with MUTV.