Following a 4-0 thrashing of Leeds, Dejan Kulusevski was praised in the post-match press conference by Antonio Conte.
Kulusevski started the match on the right-wing, scoring in the 15th minute to double Spurs’ advantage after Matt Doherty had given them an early lead.
Spurs came into the match off the back of four defeats in their last five Premier League games, including a woeful 1-0 loss to Burnley in mid-week.
Meanwhile, Leeds United had conceded at least three goals in their past four Premier League encounters, which became five when Kulusevski and co put them to the sword at Elland road.
The former Juventus man stood out as a bright spark once again for the Lilywhites as he continues to take to the Premier League like a duck to water.
After the match, Antonio Conte complimented Kulusevski’s performance. He said (Football.London): “Kulusevski is a player who is only 21 years old and in these four games he could have scored in every game.
“I think he is showing that he is a fantastic player for the present but also he if he continues in this way he can become a really important player.”
Conte added (Football.London): “He is strong physically, good technically, he has no fear of the opponent or the tackle. It is a good sign, with Harry and Son, also Lucas Moura and Bergwijn, offensively we are good and I am happy for this.”
Kulusevski played 78 minutes in Spurs’ bounceback victory that now sees the team move into seventh in the table and back into position for a potential European spot.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Despite being just 21 years of age, Kulusevksi has made an immediate impact since joining Tottenham.
Along with getting on the scoresheet against Leeds, he scored the opener and added an assist in the win over Manchester City (Transfermarkt).
With Kulusevski playing well as an attacking option, it gives Spurs even more goal-scoring threats going forward together with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
If he continues to play well, he will likely overtake Lucas Moura in the Starting XI on a permanent basis as Spurs fight to get back in the race for the top four.
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