Alasdair Gold has revealed he loved the moment Tottenham Hotspur forward Dejan Kulusevski beat his chest following Son Heung-min’s first goal against Leicester City this weekend.
Spurs picked up a vital three points in the race for the top four as they beat the Foxes 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Son netted twice after Harry Kane had opened the scoring, and Kulusevski provided both the assists for the South Korea international’s brace.
The Swedish winger was clearly delighted with his teammate’s goal, a moment Gold also loved. Speaking on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham podcast, he said: “I loved his reaction after Son scored that second goal, he was beating his chest and the Spurs badge with his hand – the passion on his face…
“He’s a guy that you can see, he’s falling in love with Spurs. He absolutely feels at home, Kulusevski. He’s got a manager who believes in him.
“He’s found a league that clearly, physically and mentally, he’s absolutely ready for, and I think he’s found a squad that he fits into very nicely.”
TIF Thoughts on Kulusevski…
Kulusevski does seem to be adapting very well to life in north London. In 14 outings in the Premier League, he has already found the back of the net three times and provided eight assists, and is already one of the most important players in Antonio Conte’s squad.
It is a far cry from the situation he left at parent club Juventus. He had managed just five starts in the first half of the Serie A campaign, scoring one goal and creating three more, and was clearly not a part of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans.
Will Spurs get top 4?
One Italian manager’s loss has been another’s gain, and if Tottenham are going to qualify for next season’s Champions League, they will need the 22-year-old at his best. He really does seem to be enjoying his time with Spurs, which will only boost his ability to have a strong impact between now and the end of the term.