During the January transfer window, manager Antonio Conte hoped that Tottenham Hotspur would improve the squad to make a push in the second half of the season for a top-four finish.
In the final hours, the north London club swung two deals for Juventus’ Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski. The two have had an impact on the squad since their arrival.
Sky Sports’ Michael Bridges spoke to Give Me Sport, where he shares some insight on how Conte views these two players since integrating into the squad earlier this year. Bridges adds that the Italian tactician is more than impressed with the duo.
“For the first time in a long time, Spurs have signed players who are ready to hit the ground running now, and I don’t even think anyone could have envisaged, not even in Conte’s wildest dreams did he think that would happen,” Bridges said.
“Kulusevski is now part of the most feared front three around, that’s not even an exaggeration, and Bentancur has added a bit of guile to the midfield.”
Kulusevski has made 13 appearances for the north London club scoring three goals and six assists. The Sweden international has provided some offensive support behind Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Meanwhile, Bentancur has made 11 appearances registering one assist during his time, with Spurs being a vital part of the midfield alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
If Spurs do indeed finish in the top four, they can look back at these two moves playing a big part.