Despite putting in some impressive performances so far this season, Tottenham Hotspur attacker Dejan Kulusevski has received criticism from BBC pundit Glen Murray for what he perceives to be an inconsistent start to the campaign.
Kulusevski arrived at Tottenham from Juventus in January of this year, and took the Premier League by storm. He ended the season with five goals and eight assists in 18 appearances (Transfermarkt).
Spurs have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season this term, with four wins and two draws in the Premier League, and an opening day victory in the Champions League. Despite this, the overall performances of the team have been questioned.
Essentially, the North London club have been getting the results without setting the world alight. Many suggest the best is yet to come for Spurs, as an array of new signings settle into Antonio Conte’s squad.
Kulusevski has been relatively free from the criticism though, often having an impact on the games he’s involved in. He has registered one goal and two assists already in Spurs’ first seven matches (Transfermarkt).
According to BBC Sport pundit Glen Murray though, Kulusevski isn’t living up to the hype of last season. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Monday Night Club (12/09/22), Murray said the following:
“[Richarlison] seems to be the only one (in a groove), Harry Kane to a certain extent. But Kulusevski has been blowing hot and cold.
“I would say he hasn’t hit the heights we saw him hit when he came in last season, then obviously the big talking point at Tottenham is Son Heung-min.”
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I have to say I disagree with Murray’s comments. Dejan Kulusevski has been influential on many occasions already this season, changing the course of the games against Wolves and Marseille with his direct approach. With three goal contributions already this year, I’d argue Kulusevski is right on track to have another brilliant season.
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