Tottenham star says Conte ‘gave no rationalization’ for dropping him and ‘joked’ about it

Tottenham winger Dejan Kulusevski says he has “no rationalization” from Antonio Conte for why he was dropped for his or her final Premier League match.

The Sweden worldwide began all 5 of Spurs’ Premier League matches in August with Kulusevski contributing a aim and two assists throughout that interval.

However Conte determined to bench him for his or her subsequent three matches in all competitions with Tottenham taking part in Fulham within the Premier League and Marseille and Sporting Lisbon within the Champions League.

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The Italian boss then introduced Kulusevski again in for his or her 6-2 hammering of Leicester Metropolis of their final fixture earlier than the worldwide break, through which the Swede contributed an help.

Regardless of Tottenham boss Conte not providing a proof for dropping him, Kulusevski admites he wasn’t needed on the lookout for one with the pair joking in regards to the scenario.

Talking to Fotbollskanalen about feedback made by Conte that he’d had a chat with him, Kulusevski stated: “He gave no rationalization. It was extra that he needed to speak and listen to how I used to be doing.

“Personally, I didn’t really feel like I wanted to ask why I wasn’t taking part in as a result of I felt like I used to be taking part in at a extremely excessive degree proper now. It was extra that we talked and joked round a bit.

“Sure [joked a bit]. I like him very a lot as an individual and look as much as him very a lot. I’m very grateful to have him.”

Kulusevski is taking a laidback aproach to being dropped with the 22-year-old taking part in a few of his greatest soccer this season.

The Tottenham winger added: “I felt actually, actually good and actually robust. I’ve performed one of the best soccer in my life in these months. I felt calm as a result of I knew I modified the matches. I used to be not pressured about it.”

On his position at Tottenham, Kulusevski continued: “Actually good. I’m more than happy with my position and the way the staff develops. I’m very looking forward to the longer term.”

Harry Kane has scored six targets in seven Premier League matches this season, Son Heung-min bagged his first three of the season in opposition to Leicester, whereas Richarlison has but to get off the mark within the league.

Richarlison has impressed along with his total performances however former Premier League striker Glenn Murray thinks Kulusevski has solely put in blended shows.

Murray stated on BBC Radio 5 Dwell: “[Richarlison] appears to be the one one (in a groove), Harry Kane to a sure extent. However Kulusevski has been blowing cold and hot.

“I’d say he hasn’t hit the heights we noticed him hit when he got here in final season, then clearly the massive speaking level at Tottenham is Son Heung-min.”



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