Antonio Conte says he's surprised by how quickly Ivan Perisic is recovering from his injury
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Antonio Conte says he's surprised by how quickly Ivan Perisic is recovering from his injury

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has claimed that he’s surprised by the speed at which Ivan Perisic is recovering from his injury.

Spurs signed the experienced Croatian on a free transfer from Inter Milan this summer. The 33-year-old knows Conte really well, and he’s arguably the perfect player for the Tottenham boss’ system.

Perisic will be a regular starter for Spurs, but an injury he suffered at the end of last season has raised concerns over if he’ll be ready to make his debut in the Premier League this weekend.

Conte has provided the latest update on the situation.

Antonio Conte surprised by Ivan Perisic’s recovery speed

Ahead of the game against Southampton, Conte said, as per The Athletic: “It’s normal after a serious injury to be struggling a bit to come back in the best physical condition. Honestly, I’m surprised because he reduced his time to recover. We are really happy.

“At the same time we are not worried but we have to pay a bit of attention to give him the right time to adapt himself to recover 100 per cent after his injury.

“But, I know him very well and he is a very good addition for us it will be really important for his experience for the younger players.

“Sessegnon is a player who plays in the same role. Ivan can teach him a lot of situations to improve Sess. But even for sure he is a really good addition for us for many aspects. Then we will see. We have another training session tomorrow. Play him or Sess.”

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Tottenham have made six new signings this summer, and the likes of Richarlison and Yves Bissouma are arguably their most exciting additions yet.

However, there’s a very good chance that Perisic will turn out to be their best signing of the window.

The Croatian, when he’s fit, is absolutely incredible. His quality in that left-wing-back role is up there with the best in the country, and he arguably understands Conte’s system better than everyone else in the squad.

Perisic remains a doubt for the game tomorrow, but once he’s fit, he’ll likely be one of Tottenham’s best players.

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