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‘Real important player and top player’, Antonio Conte lavishes praise on Spurs signing

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Tottenham Hotspur picked up a 4-1 win over Southampton in their Premier League opener earlier today and manager Antonio Conte has lavished praise on the summer signing Ivan Perisic.

The experienced Croatian international came on as a substitute in the 66th minute of the game and Conte believes that the former Inter Milan star could be a really important player for Tottenham this season.

The Italian manager highlighted how Perisic’s arrival has helped young left-back Ryan Sessegnon improve. The young defender has previously admitted that he is learning a lot from the Croatian and Perisic has already given him valuable advice on how to improve the attacking aspect of his game.

Perisic’s tips are already paying off and Sessegnon scored Tottenham’s opener against Southampton earlier today.

Conte said to Football London, “I am really pleased for Sess, because Sess, first of all, we are working very well with him, especially on physical aspect because in the past this player had many injuries. After one month, two months and again – injury or muscular problem. He is working well and we are giving him stability in the physical aspect. It is very important we sign a player like Ivan Perisic because he can see the way to try to learn something from Ivan.

“We are talking about a real important player and top player. Sometimes it is good to bring a player in your team who is a bit over age but at the same time a good player with experience who can improve a young player in your squad.”

The young left-back will be hoping to hold down a regular starting berth for Spurs this season and continue his improvement. Conte, on the other hand, will hope that Perisic can continue to mentor the young players in the squad.

The Croatian is currently working his way back to match fitness and there is no doubt that he will be a valuable member of the squad going forward.

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
3 hours ago

To follow on from what Kosher said
I dont apportion much blame for the goal he did tackle but somehow it came out.
What I do find very annoying is last season we left JWP unmarked outside the box and he did real damage. For their goal Hojbjerg left him with yards of space edge of the box.
Dont like to knock a hero but it is there on film to see,

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
22 hours ago

Thought Royal did well today. Was involved in conceding the first goal by allowing the cross but recovered well. Won the majority of his tackles and duels while also contributing the assist for Kulusevski’s goal and crossed the ball that led to the OG with his weaker left foot.

I think the fella deserves some slack tbh.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
22 hours ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

I think he needs to show consistency…it could be bedding in and confusion over changing coaches but Royal was poor for the majority of last season ..if he continues in good form it would be great , and I will praise him ..

Park Lane
Park Lane
20 hours ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

He’s ok. Nothing too exciting going forward (in general), but solid defensively and comfortable on the ball.

The main problem with him is he’s the sort of wingback that is fine as long as the team is playing well. If you need that extra bit of attacking quality from there when the team is below-par he won’t be your man.

Personally I think he’d do well where Romero plays.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 hours ago
Reply to  Park Lane

“Was involved in conceding the first goal”..it’s fine margins and this is the stuff that matters..I think Royal is a basic footballer neither exceptional going forward or back.

Park Lane
Park Lane
42 seconds ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Crosses come in. Djenepo is a tricky little player, no complaints really.

However, PEH totally sold himself with a mis-timed jump, which let JWP have a free hit.

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