Romero wants to be the answer to the confidence of Sabella.

Romero values the coach’s support and believes his management skills have helped him prepare for the World Cup

19.06.2014 17:09:10

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has paid tribute to coach Alejandro Sabella for helping him secure a starting spot at the World Cup. The Monaco goalkeeper featured in Argentina's Group F opener against Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Sead Kolasinac own goal and Lionel Messi's strike helped them to a 2-1 win. Romero made only four starts for his club last season but has held off competition from Mariano Andujar and Agustin Orion to be his nation's number one. The 27-year-old revealed that Sabella's man-management expertise had been key in helping him prepare for the competition in Brazil. "Sabella is a coach who is always aware of how one is both physically and emotionally," he told Telam. "From day one he said, 'these are my three goalkeepers'. I got messages from the coach or his goalkeeping coaches to check on me, even though I was not playing [at Monaco]. "For all that I can only be grateful that Sabella gave me continuity. "It was a good thing he gave me that support - even more so in the goalkeeper position and I value that." Romero will likely continue in goal for Sabella when Argentina face Iran on Saturday.  

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