Argentina World Cup Hero Cristian Romero Reveals Why He Quit School to Focus on Playing Football

Argentina World Cup Hero Cristian Romero Reveals Why He Quit School to Focus on Playing Football

  • Argentina defender Cristian Romero has revealed he had to quit going to school in order to focus on playing football while growing up
  • The 24-year-old played a key role for Argentina as La Albiceleste emerged as the 2022 FIFA World Cup champions in Qatar
  • Romero has made 17 appearances in all competitions at club level for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur this season

Argentina World Cup hero, Cristian Romero has reminisced how he had to quit going to school to focus on developing his career as a professional footballer.

Romero has been a revelation for Argentina and recently joined English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

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Argentina World Cup hero Christian Romero revealed he had to drop out of school to focus on playing football. Photo by Soccrates Images
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The Argentina defender has now revealed he decided to quit going to school when he was asked by his teacher to pick between school and football after missing several classes.

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“When I was in high school, I was absent a lot. My head teacher said, ‘Concentrate on school or go and play football,’ He said I had to decide that week, so I said, ‘Fine, I quit school. I’m going to play football’.”

Romero played a starring role in Argentina's 2022 FIFA World Cup victory in Qatar, where they ended their 36-year wait to win the trophy.

Romero admits to act of revenge

Meanwhile, Cristian Romero has apologized for his vengeful act of pulling Marc Cucurella's hair during a 2-2 draw with Chelsea earlier this season, 90MIN reports.

Romero was embroiled in controversy with Chelsea’s Cucurella when the Argentinian yanked the Spaniard's flowing locks rather aggressively in a Premier League game.

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The 24-year-old defender admitted that he wanted to exact revenge on Cucurella after the Spaniard left one in on his leg earlier in the match, but ultimately apologized for the hair-pull.

Romero accused of sleeping during match

Earlier, Sports Brief reported the Premier League match resumed between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, and it was the West Midlanders who reigned supreme against a complacent Spurs.

Antonio Conte handed starts to France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Argentina World Cup winning defender Cuti Romero, and both proved their unreadiness by combining to give Villa their opening goal.

Former Tottenham player Glenn Hoddle, on duty as a matchday pundit, slammed Lloris for his mistakes in front of goal and did not leave out World Cup winner Romero, who he described as not alive.