Tottenham Hotspur ended their 2021 pre-season on the high note following a 1-0 North London Derby win over Arsenal

It's not all fun and games at Hotspur Way though, considering there is a chance they won't be able to have their 'premiere' signing from the summer, Cristian Romero available for the Premier League opener. 

Spurs, who will face Manchester City at home this Sunday, acquired Romero from Atalanta on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £42.5m.

Nuno speaks

Nuno Espírito Santo addressed the reporters, and revealed that Romero is continuing his recovery from a knee injury that was sustained during the Copa America final.

"He didn’t train yet with the group, it's true, he finished the Copa America in the last game with a problem," Nuno said after Tottenham's win against Arsenal. "It’s much better, much better now, but we have to be very careful first, not take any chances.

He, like all the players, Gio (Lo Celso) for example, didn’t have too many sessions. We have to manage a lot of aspects until the moment that we decide to put the player on the pitch.

He is here, looks good and when he starts training in a normal way he will become an option."

The Portuguese manager also stated that his coaching staff took a deep look into Romero before signing him from Atalanta. 

"He is a fantastic defender. Very good player," Nuno added. "Prove himself not only in Serie A but the national team in Copa America. We look at him in detail, and analysed him and think he can help the team."

'El Cuti' will wear the number four shirt for Spurs.

Kane absence 

Tottenham Hotspur will need all the help they can get against the defending English champions, considering striker Harry Kane may not be elegible to play. 

Kane is set to miss the game against Manchester City, as he'll only be able to train with the full team late in the week.