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Cristian Romero sends Newcastle message amid Champions League battle with Tottenham

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Tottenham defender Cristian Romero says he “always” watches Newcastle United. 

What’s the latest Newcastle United news?

Spurs look like the biggest rivals for Newcastle when it comes to trying to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Indeed, last season, Antonio Conte’s made a late run for the top four and managed to pip Arsenal to the post with a fantastic surge towards the end of the campaign.

Currently, Eddie Howe’s side sit two points ahead of Spurs, who have played one more game. Conte saw his team beaten 4-1 at Leicester on Saturday, although Newcastle could not take advantage by drawing with Bournemouth later that day.

Romero, who won the World Cup with Argentina late last year, claims he is an avid watcher of Newcastle and hopes Miguel Almiron’s form “slackens” off.

What has Romero said about Newcastle? 

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Speaking to Paraguayan outlet La Nacion, Romero said: “Newcastle are fighting for Champions League places.

“I always watch the Newcastle games and he [Almiron] is in a very good moment. You can tell he’s a great player and let’s hope he slackens off a bit and we go up.”

Who will win the battle for the top four? 

Right now, it’s difficult to look past Newcastle.

One win in their last six Premier League games is hardly scintillating form but, crucially, they are not losing. While recent results have been disappointing, they are at least moving their points tally along.

Tottenham, meanwhile, look more likely to lose more games than Newcastle. Already, Spurs have picked more victories (12 to 10) but have tasted defeat on eight occasions, while Howe’s side have lost only once. That kind of inconsistency will surely cost Conte, who is missing Hugo Lloris and perhaps Rodrigo Bentancur for an extended period of time.

Newcastle, who won in north London before the World Cup, host Spurs in April.

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