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‘Excellent’, ‘8/10’: Tottenham man praised for ‘classy’ Champions League display, was Antonio Conte’s best outfield player on the night
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‘Excellent’, ‘8/10’: Tottenham man praised for ‘classy’ Champions League display, was Antonio Conte’s best outfield player on the night

Tottenham Hotspur winger Ivan Perisic has been praised by the media for a ‘classy’ display last night, despite the loss to Sporting Lisbon. 

Spurs fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Portuguese outfit after two goals in the last five minutes of the game. 

It was another underwhelming display from Conte’s men but this time they did not manage to grind out a positive result. 

Despite the disappointing result, Perisic has earned praise from media outlets for a promising performance. 

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Perisic praised for ‘classy’ display 

Perisic once again got the nod over Ryan Sessegnon and the Croatian looked bright on the night. 

Most of the Tottenham team put in a below-par display but Perisic produced some good moments in the game. 

Football.London gave Perisic an eight out of 10 for his performance against Sporting. The outlet said he was one of Spurs’ best players on the night. 

“Crafted a couple of first half chances for Richarlison and Emerson and further opportunities in the second half that should have been put away,” Football.London states.

“An excellent creative outlet down the left for Spurs and used all of his experience for much of the match. One of Spurs’ better players other than one moment of iffy defending when Edwards left him in his wake.” 

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The Evening Standard said Perisic looked like a player of Champions League quality. They praised the wing-back for producing ‘classy moments’ in the game, particularly his drilled cross that Harry Kane nearly scored from. 

Perisic was given a seven out of 10 by i News, which made him the best-rated outfield player for Spurs on the night. 

They wrote: “Picked out Richarlison with a peach of a cross after cutting inside on his right foot and then flashed another inviting ball right across the six-yard-box that just bypassed Kane. Spurs’ best outfield player on the night.”  

It was a disappointing night for Conte’s men but they can take some encouragement from Perisic’s display. 

The Croatian has slotted in seamlessly in North London and looks to be a great coup for Conte.

Perisic provides exactly what the Italian wants from his wing-backs and will be a key player for Spurs over the course of the season.

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