January 9 Tottenham defender C-Romero talked about winning in an interview on the official website
The topic of winning the World Cup, and said that it is a great honor to bring the Hercules Cup back to Argentina.
Congratulations on winning the World Cup, how does it feel?
C-Romero: "Well, thank you very much! I’m happy to have won everything for my country in one year. For me, it’s the best, especially the World Cup. It’s something I can win as a player
The most important trophy, I am very happy to have won it with my country. For us it was very important and we did it, so we are happy for everyone and the team in Argentina. I am very lucky to have my
It’s very important that the family is there with me. My son who recently turned one year old was there too and for me to see him there and be excited for me and celebrate next to me gives me a lot
Motivation. He and my wife are always there for me, so it’s double the joy."
As we all know, you were defeated by Saudi Arabia in the first game.
It was one of the shocking results of this World Cup.
What did the players say after that?
C-Romero: "It was a strange game. I think losing the first game helped us a lot and gave us more strength. The team has always been strong, but we’ve had two or three
We haven’t lost a game in 2019 and I think losing the first game gave us the strength to face the rest of the games. I think that’s the key to the strength of this team."
At what point did you start to believe that you could win?
C-Romero: "Before this, we were confident to say we could get trophies, we had a pretty strong team against any other team. We knew we were not favorites, except for Messi – he was a plus
Item, is by far the best player in the world, there is no player like him. That gives us an advantage, but other than that, I think we are a humble team, knowing there are better teams than us, but
As a team, no one is better than us. It makes us stronger every day. As I said before, in the first game, we face each game with more confidence."
When you get to the final, you’re going to play against Lloris.
Did you chat with him before or after the game?
C-Romero: "We had a few text messages. When they were going to play England, I had a chat with Lloris and wished him good luck. He has been a fantastic guy since I came to Tottenham.
He has been helping me since the first day. We also know that everyone gave their best for their national team. After the game, yes, obviously we talked for a while, and then I left with my team
Yes, he’s with his team."
In the final, what were you thinking when France came from 2-0 down in the closing stages to play extra time, then equalized again in extra time to take the game to penalties?
C-Romero: "When they made it 2-2, I thought it was a problem at one point, but when our leaders came out to speak – Messi, Scaloni and Di Maria – we
There’s a lot more trust between them. For us youngest players, they give you confidence and seeing them running at 35 and 34 gives us a lot of energy when we hit overtime
We played well. We took the lead again and drew again, but I think we deserved to win because for the first 80 minutes we controlled most of the game. Then because of the chances created by the opponent
, because they had very good players, we were drawn, but we controlled most of the game."
What was it like to hold the trophy in your hands, and what was it like to come back to Argentina as a hero?
C-Romero: "At that moment, I was very emotional, because in this special moment, you will remember everything you have been through, or where you came from. Being able to feel these moments is the best for me.
It was a really good moment. It was crazy to be back in Buenos Aires, but in a good way because I think it was one of the biggest fan celebrations, so to speak. The other day
I see a statistic that even when France or Germany win the World Cup, there are not as many people (going out to celebrate) as Argentina. For us, it was the best, the five or six hours we were in the car, we were very happy
Enjoy. We were able to enjoy it, we were able to bring home the trophy, that’s the most important thing."