Tottenham’s Kulusevski praised by Crooks

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte hailed the signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus in January.

The talented young Sweden international has made a great start in life at Tottenham and Garth Crooks is clearly a big fan of him after being named to his newest team in the Premier League this week.

Kulusevski had another performance to remember when he starred for Conte’s team as they thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 at the weekend to move into the top four.

Crooks singled out the young man in his BBC column, praising him for his mentality as well as his quality.

He said: “What Antonio Conte does at Tottenham is nothing short of amazing. He brings players to the club who have a different mindset than those who have played before.

“One of those players is Dejan Kulusevsky. He is currently on loan from Juventus, but the sooner he can make his permanent position at Tottenham the better.

“Kulusevsky has been an inspiration since he arrived from Italy and brought a certain edge to the side and a healthy competition for places. Suddenly there was an atmosphere of cruelty around Tottenham’s performance – not before time.”