Tottenham’s on-loan midfielder Dejan Kulusevski has come under scrutiny from Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge, who has suggested that something “doesn’t look right” about the player’s form this season.
Bridge also criticised Tottenham’s forwards Son and Richarlison, who he believes have not done enough this season alongside Harry Kane.
Kulusevski, who made an immediate impact for Spurs last season, scoring five goals and assisting eight in just 18 league appearances, has failed to replicate his previous form this season, which has been affected by injuries.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Bridge said:
“For Tottenham this season, what they’ve lost is 20 goals from Son, the Premier League top goalscorer last year. I think Saturday was only his sixth goal of the season.
“Kulusevski hasn’t had a good season, he’s had a lot of injuries and he doesn’t look right to me.
“Richarlison, he hasn’t scored. All three of them haven’t done enough alongside Harry Kane and they all need to step up.”
Although the Swedish international has only scored two goals and assisted five in 19 league games this season, Tottenham are reportedly looking to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer.
Despite Bridge’s concerns, Tottenham seem set to push ahead with the deal, with a report from Football Insider stating that the deal to sign him on a permanent basis is “99 per cent done,” even if the activation clause in his loan deal is not met.
With Tottenham fighting hard to finish in the top four, manager Antonio Conte will be hoping that Kulusevski can rediscover his form and help the team finish the season strongly.