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Andres Romero Playing Centre Midfield Will Take Some Adjusting

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The Argentine seems determined to make the switch

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The Montréal Impact released its latest version of « Secteur 12 » a behind-the-scene video series that allows Impact fans to see their team off the field in an authentic way.

This video, in particular, gave away what could be one of the biggest surprises of the preseason: Andres Romero playing CM in Biello’s 4-3-3.

hrougout his professional career, dating back to 2008 with Argentinos Juniors, the 27-year-old has been playing as a winger. His bolstering pace and ability to get by defenders has solidified our thoughts of him being surely nothing other than a winger.

Is Biello serious about playing him in the middle?

This question hasn’t been answered yet. But a viable explanation could be that due to Romero’s ACL tear that occurred in October of 2015, playing in the middle is less of a workload for the Argentine. No athlete comes back from an ACL tear at 100%, and even though Romero says he feels as though he’s fully back to his old self in his first preseason back with the team, he isn’t. That’s the fact of the matter.

Romero does bring a football intelligence onto the pitch, although we’ve seen a few reckless moments on his behalf in the past, there’s no doubt in my mind that Romero has the capability to adjust to life as a centre midfielder.