After conceding a goal late in the second half during stoppage time, Tottenham Hotspur was about to face an unfortunate result. Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty kick to make the score 2-2, and it seemed as though Spurs would be dropping points.
However, minutes later, Harry Kane would score the game-winning goal, giving the north London club the 3-2 win and all three points. Dejan Kulusevski provided the assist on the goal and spoke to Football.London, where he offered his initial reaction to the strike.
The 21-year-old stated that he needed this type of performance, putting together the key pass to give Spurs a much-needed win against the Premier League-leading club.
“That’s a feeling I can’t describe,” the forward said. “It’s is so amazing because it’s been a couple of bad months that I felt not being myself and that feeling is amazing and I’m so grateful for the opportunity this club gave me and the coach that he let me play and the players that helped me a lot.”
Kulusevski added that he enjoys being in the underdog role that Tottenham found themselves in this match.
“I love being underdogs,” Kulusevski admitted. “You [come] here, you have to defend because you play against Manchester City, but we [have to] trust the coach, and when the coach says something to do, we have to do it, and we have to help each other because if we as players don’t help each other, we cannot do this type of result.”
Spurs will now hope to use this result to catapult itself into a strong finish for the remaining matches of the season and get a spot in the top four.
The problem is with the back three you lose that extra forward. Sonny and Moura as 2/3 of that front line leaves the side wholly reliant on Kane for any craft.
Moura is fine for the bench, but should only start instead of Sonny and not with him. In my opinion
or…… waiting for the emotional kill joy that is VAR
Trusting Conte to bring him and Bentacour along nicely. Irrespective of if the wwere 1st choice, they look like Conte players to me and have the right attitude and tekkers
I have never seen anything like it
1st he scores the opening goal at Citeh and turns away as if it is nothing no celebrating.
2nd he provides the killer pass for Kane to head in then turns again to his right.
Either he has ice in his veins or he cant quite believe he has a goal and an assist at the best team in the country.
Agree Kulu looks a proper footballer but Moura’s pace and energy ( like Son) can be incisive and raise the intensity. Happy to have both
This kid is exactly what we need. Someone left footed off the right with end product – getting in to good positions and with a good final ball.
I know people like Moura, but it shows what a limited player he is when you compare.
I am warming to this lad, seems to have a fantastic attitude.
Let’s hope he has the talent to match, was certainly a cool finish and a superb assist.