Spurs player described as a ‘maximum professional and a top guy’ by teammate

Andrej Kramaric has insisted that he has no doubt that Ivan Perisic will end his recent goal drought for Croatia soon and dismissed suggestions that there are tensions between him and the Tottenham man.

Many at Spurs expected Perisic to be one of the first players out of the door when Ange Postecoglou took over in the summer, with the wide man not being seen as a good fit for the Australian’s high-intensity approach.

However, it is a testament to the 34-year-old’s fitness that not only has Postecoglou kept him at the club but he has also relied on him, with the Spurs head coach bringing the former Inter Milan star on as a second-half substitute in all four Premier League games this season.

Perisic impressed during the international break for Croatia, setting up two of the side’s goals and having a hand in another as they emerged 5-0 winners over Latvia last week.

Ivan Perisic
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Ivan Perisic is a well-respect player in the game

There is some concern that the experienced star has not found the back of the net for his country since scoring in the World Cup clash against Japan last year.

However, Kramaric insisted that there is nothing to be worried about with Perisic and dismissed suggestions that he and the Spurs star do not get along.

The Hoffenheim forward told Vecernji (as relayed by Sport Witness): “I am not worried about Perisic at all. He is a maximum professional and a top guy, I know very well how much character he has, what kind of mentality he has.

“And what was written before about our relationship was really funny to me. There were no tensions between Ivan and me, we respect each other immensely, we have a very good relationship, we never really had any problems with each other.

“In football, sometimes everything happens so fast on the field that sometimes you don’t even see a teammate in a better position.

“But considering that he has played a million games for the national team, he will play many more and there will surely come a moment when he will score a goal. After all, he already scored in very important matches.”

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There is no doubt that Perisic will want to play for Croatia in next summer’s European championship as he is certainly not showing any massive signs of physical decline at the moment.

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