Tottenham Hotspur star Dejan Kulusevski has spoken of his relief at coming back from injury and says he hopes to bring joy to the Spurs fans this season and beyond.
Kulusevski arrived at Tottenham in the January transfer window of this year, and if you ask anyone connected with the club, it’s safe to say he’s quickly become one of the best signings Spurs have ever made.
He made an instant impact last season, contributing five goals and eight assists in 18 appearances (Transfermarkt). The Swedish star’s input was crucial in helping Spurs secure a top-four spot in the back end of last season, and his partnership with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son was a joy to behold.
This season has been a frustrating one for Kulusevski though. The 22-year-old had one goal and three assists to his name before injury kept him out of the Spurs side for the last month. He was back in the game against Liverpool yesterday evening though, and added another assist to his tally (Transfermarkt).
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Kulusevski explained how pleased he is to be back and revealed he has high hopes for his involvement with Spurs moving forward.
Kulusevski said: “It usually happens like this, because if I’m out I come back stronger. I’m like a kid, I’m just happy to do what I do. I love the club, I love the stadium, I love the fans. I’m so happy that we have a lot of time left this season and I want to bring a lot of joy.
“I missed it a lot. Now I can sleep! I can be happy at least that I’m back, as I love to play and love to play for this club. Bad result, but finally I’m back.
“It’s hard at this age, especially for me, as I [find it] very hard to accept that I’m injured, because you always think you are a machine. It’s always tough but you just have to accept it and do the small things. I definitely need to learn, I need to learn a lot, but I’m happy for the experience.”
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Dejan Kulusevski just comes across as one of the warmest, most enthusiastic young players I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about or watching in interviews. We have missed him sorely, and he proved very quickly against Liverpool just how important he is. I can’t wait for him to get back his momentum and lead our line after the World Cup.
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