Tottenham winger enjoys attacking football…even ‘crazy activity levels’

August 31, 2023 | by

Dejan Kulusebski (23, Tottenham) is fitting right in under Angie Postecoglou (58, Australia). After not liking Antonio Conte’s (54-Italy) defensive approach, he’s thrived in the offense.

Since Postecoglou’s arrival this season, Tottenham have been much lighter on their feet. Pape Sarr (20), Pedro Foro (23), and Yves Bissouma (27) have benefited from the change in tactics, and Kulusebski is one of them.

In his post-match interview against Manchester United on Tuesday, Kulusebski said he’s enjoying not having to move like a “wingback” when defending. Even if he hasn’t reached his peak form yet, he has been revitalized under the new manager’s tactics.

Sports data and statistics company PFF FC released the top five most active players in the third round of the 2023/24 Premier League on Tuesday, and Kuluczewski topped the list with 12.1 kilometers. Kulusebski was followed by Rodriguez (27-Manchester City), Pascal Gross (32-Brighton & Hove Albion), Christian Eriksen (31-Manchester United) and Dominic Sobhosler (22-Liverpool). 메이저사이트

He was all over the pitch against Bournemouth, scoring his first goal of the season off a cross from Destiny Udoji (20). Kuluszewski’s move stood out here. She distanced herself from the opposing defender, then quickly moved into the center of the box and exquisitely deflected the cross.

It was Kuluczewski’s first goal in 20 Premier League games. After scoring just two goals last season, it was a great start to the season for Kuluczewski. With the change in tactics, he has become more aggressive than last season, taking more shots (from 1.4 to 2.3 per game) and making more passes into the opposition half (from 12.2 to 22.7 per game).

Kulusebski joined Tottenham on loan in the winter of 2021 and has been a revelation. With five goals and eight assists in 18 league games, he became the “preferred assistant” to Harry Kane (30-Bayern Munich) and Son Heung-min (31). However, Conte’s defensive tactics and Kuluczynski’s style of play later became “dissonant”.

There were reports that Tottenham might not be able to keep Kulusebski this summer, but the club believed in his potential and made the decision to sign him. Now a fully-fledged Spurs player, he has gradually found his best form under Postecoglou.


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