Dejan Kulusevski gives two-word verdict in response to Tottenham critics over transfer success

Dejan Kulusevski has been a Tottenham player for less than six months but has looked like he has been playing in the Premier League for years. The Swede made the move to north London alongside his former Juventus team-mate Rodrigo Bentancur on the January transfer window deadline.

The duo both fit into Antonio Conte’s regular starting XI and made an immediate impression, unusual for two foreign players with no previous experience of English football. Kulusevski joined Harry Kane and Son Heing-min in the front three and the trio have created a dangerous scrimmage for opposing teams.

This helped Tottenham score the goals they needed and secure much-needed points to help in the race for the top four. Spurs finished fourth, securing a place in the Champions League for the upcoming season. Conte is now looking towards the summer transfer window where he hopes to welcome more newcomers to settle in as well as the winter commitments.

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Kulusevski has scored five goals and provided eight assists in just 18 Premier League games. He made his debut in February. It underscores his influence and Tottenham legends have given their verdict on how quickly the 22-year-old has settled in.

“It’s very difficult to get in, especially from abroad. Normally you would come in, play three or four games because you’re a big signing and then maybe come out if you don’t quite make it, but he kept his place and I think he was outstanding,” admitted Teddy Sheringham in one exclusive interview with too football.londonon behalf of Bookmakers.com.

“I think he really understood what Conte wants as a striker. I think he should be very, very happy with his first season in London.”

Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov echoed the praise, saying he was “a bit surprised” at how well the 22-year-old had settled in. “There’s hope that Conte obviously knows exactly what kind of players he wants,” the 41-year-old explained in an exclusive interview football.london.

“Sometimes you may not need the best player ever, but maybe you need the right player for your system. In the process, you will make them the best and even better. They are still young players and they are.” The club is doing well and we hope they continue on this path.”

However, after moving to N17, Kulusevski had his critics, including Italian football writer and broadcaster, Carlo Garganese. A few weeks after the ex-Juventus duo’s move, he tweeted: “Just a reminder. Juventus have sold Bentancur and Kulusevski to Tottenham for £59.5m (€70m).

“Bentancur is still losing 3 times per game to concede a dangerous transition. Kulusevski still hasn’t beaten his man in 2 years. God bless him [Fabio] Paratiki.”

Garganese has been proven wrong as both players have shown their quality in numerous games in the second half of the season and Kulusevski now appears to have repelled his critic. The Sweden international posted a video to his Instagram on Sunday night showing the best parts of his time at Tottenham so far.

This included the Italian’s tweet at the beginning of the video, and the 22-year-old captioned the video “Tell them @lyricalivo,” who is likely the artist of the song used in the background of the clip. The song’s lyrics are about agility, dribbling and includes the phrases “I’m pretty sure they’ll remember me” and “I’d be damned if I let someone come and tell me what I’ve built…it is.” will not happen.”

The post was filled with likes and comments, including from his Tottenham team-mates Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon. Shortly after the video was uploaded, Garganese took to Twitter again to respond.

“I don’t care if Kulusevski attacked me (he never hits his man anyway) so you all Spursy fans can stop tweeting me. Stand by what I said 100 percent.

“Spurs have two world-class attackers who all carry and a brilliant coach. Without them they are nothing. [Ivan] Perisic is still a beast.”

Kulusevski has already done enough to prove all critics wrong and shown the quality he can bring to Conte’s side. Given his age and the fact that he’s made such a huge impact in just a few short months at N17, there’s hope the Swede will only get better and pose an even greater threat to opposing teams next season and beyond.

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