View: Dejan Kulusevksi arrival was key to unlocking Antonio Conte's Tottenham attack
Tottenham fans have had to endure being the laughing stock of the Premier League’s elite for most of the season.
However, Antonio Conte’s men are now in a solid fourth place in the Premier League table as on Saturday, they won 4-0 away at Aston Villa while Manchester United and Arsenal suffered defeats elsewhere.
Spurs’ season looked to be over before the January transfer window had opened but the business done in the winter has proven vital to the London club’s success since.
Dejan Kulusevksi and Rodrigo Bentacur were both brought in from Juventus and both have had stunning impacts.
But the impact of Kulusevski, 21, in the Spurs attack has perhaps had the biggest impact of all.
In North London, the Harry Kane and Heung-min Son show is always going to make the headlines. But there’s a new act in town now with Sweden international Kulusevski consistently impressing in the famous white kit of Spurs.
The Stockholm-born winger has added balance to Conte’s attack, fixing the usually-wonky three-pronged trident when Tottenham get forward.
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He’s now chipping in with goals and assists as regular as the two Spurs superstars, scoring three goals and supplying six assists in 11 appearances across all competitions since arriving on an 18-month loan deal in North London.
In 84 minutes of action on Saturday, Kulusevski scored one and created another in Spurs’ convincing 4-0 win at Villa Park.
According to WhoScored, Kulusevski completed 82 per cent of his passes, made one key pass, scored with his only shot and wasn’t dispossessed once.
Yes, Kane and Son are always going to be the headline act in North London. But Kulusevski is the best support act Conte could wish to have as his Tottenham side continue to stake their claim for a spot in next season’s Champions League.
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