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Dejan Kulusevski compared with Kevin De Bruyne by Stan Collymore
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Dejan Kulusevski compared with Kevin De Bruyne by Stan Collymore

Stan Collymore has lauded Dejan Kulusevski, and compared the Tottenham Hotspur star with Kevin De Bruyne after his opening day performance – in comments to the Sunday People (14/8; page 60).

Kulusevski made a brilliant start to the campaign, picking up where he left off last season. The Sweden international scored one and set up another as Antonio Conte’s men won 4-1.

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Kulusevski has a remarkable record in the Premier League. He has, so far, made 19 appearances in the competition. And he has managed to score six goals and provide nine assists.

Certainly, he is more than pulling his weight alongside two Premier League greats in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. And it is frightening to think of the level he could reach considering that he only turned 22 earlier this year.

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Collymore has expressed just how impressed he has been by the forward. And he went on to compare him with three of the competition’s best over the last decade.

“So exciting was his performance against Southampton that it made me want to get a Spurs shirt with his name on the back and he could well be my Premier League crush for the season,” he told the Sunday People (14/8; page 60).

“What I like about Kulusevski since he arrived in January is that he can unpick locks in the same way as a Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.”

Collymore compared Kulusevski with De Bruyne

Tottenham fans will be delighted if Kulusevski can build on his opening day display. What will help is that Spurs have so much quality across the pitch.

Focusing on keeping Kulusevski quiet will only help free up Kane, Son, or one of the other key players. And obviously, Richarlison is still waiting in the wings.

Tottenham are building a hugely impressive squad with depth all over the park. And Kulusevski is proving to be one of the standouts.

He has got a long way to go to emulate De Bruyne. But he certainly has a frightening amount of potential.

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