Antonio Conte explains why Dejan Kulusevski is already an important player for Tottenham

Dejan Kulusevski would join Tottenham on loan from Juventus in the January transfer window.

The Swede has since hit the ground running in England. On just his second start for the club he would provide one goal and one assist as Spurs earned a huge 3-2 win over champions Manchester City.

The 21-year-old has since scored a further one goal and provided three more assists in his subsequent five league outings.


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Conte on Kulusevski

Now, ahead of Tottenham’s meeting with West Ham, Antonio Conte has been speaking about Kulusevski.

When doing so, the Italian explained why the winger is already so important to Spurs:

“Honestly, we are talking about an important prospect, because he is very young, only 21-years-old and despite his young age he has good experience with the national team,” he said. “Also to play with Juventus for one year and a half, you understand what it means to live with pressure, with that pressure.

“We are talking about an important prospect. Probably he could explode in the future. Also because I can see the intensity, the will and the desire to play. As everyday in training sessions he is a type of player who has it in his mind the target to become a top player in his career and as his manager I try to help him to improve and believe.

“For sure is he an important prospect for the present and for the future. He has to continue to work in this way because he has in one month and a half improved a lot physically, tactically and also in his mentality.”

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