‘He enjoys it’ – Kulusevski discusses heated exchange with journalist on social media

Dejan Kulusevski
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Dejan Kulusevski has joked that Italian journalist Carlo Garganese enjoys the attention after the pair’s heated exchange on social media this week.

When Spurs snapped up Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus in January, Garganese tweeted that the Swede had not dribbled past a player in two years and mocked Fabio Paratici for signing the pair.

The 21-year-old has certainly proven his doubters wrong, having made an excellent start to his Spurs career.

The winger scored five times and provided eight assists for Antonio Conte’s men, playing a crucial role in helping the club qualify for the Champions League (Transfermarkt).

Kulusevski took to Instagram this week to post a video compilation of his time at Spurs and the video started with a screenshot of Garganese’s disparaging tweet about him.

However, despite the winger’s impressive performances for Spurs, the journalist doubled down on his initial statement.

After some Spurs fans had a go at Garganese, the journalist then accused Kulusevski of inviting a social media pile on.

When asked about his beef with Garganese, Kulusevski told Sport Bladet: “It was just a coincidence that it became him, next time it will be someone else.

“I think he enjoys it a lot now, that everyone is talking about him and he gets his five minutes of fame. He feels good about it, says Kulusevki about the video.”

When asked if he feels he has taken revenge on those who doubted him, the Swede responded: “It’s both ways. Doubters will always be everywhere. There were many who believed in me too. The important thing is that I feel good. The others can say what they want.”

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I certainly do not condone social media pile-ons. However, when you have a go at someone on social media, it is completely fair game for that person to have a go back.

Football is a game of opinions and it would have been fine if Garganese had just said he does not rate Kulusevski.

However, the journalist’s tweet was quite disparaging and the on-loan Tottenham man had every right to respond in the manner that he did.

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