'I think that': Conte says one Tottenham player can now play in a position where he's never played before
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte faced the media yesterday and suggested that January signing Dejan Kulusevski can play in a completely new position.
The young Swede has been absolutely incredible for Spurs since he joined them from Juventus three months ago. He has three goals and six assists to his name in just 12 starts, which is a fantastic return.
Tottenham’s front three looks as good as it has ever been. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have always hurt teams and now with Kulusevski playing as well as he is, Spurs can truly become one of the most dangerous sides in the country.
Conte revealed that he has no plan to change that front three, but if injuries really pile up, he believes Kulusevski has it in him to fill in elsewhere on the pitch.
Antonio Conte: Dejan Kulusevski can play as a left wing-back
In his press conference yesterday, Conte was asked about Sergio Reguilon’s injury and who might fill in for him at left wing-back. The Spurs boss named Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon, but then went on to say Kulusevski can play there too.
The Italian said, as per Football London: “Now we have Emerson and Sessegnon available. I think that during the game Kulusevski can play in that position.
“I think the best solution is not to change what we know, what we are doing for seven months. With this formation, we know the way to play, this formation gives us great satisfaction.
“But, if something else happens – I hope not – from now until the end, I for sure am forced to change something and find another solution.”
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The Swede has never played there
One of Kulusevski’s best traits is his versatility. He can play in numerous positions and over the years, he has shown that he can be brilliant in multiple areas of the pitch.
According to Transfermarkt, Kulusevski has played on both wings, as a second striker, number 10, in central midfield and even as a wide midfielder. The deepest position he has played in is as a number eight.
However, as per the outlet, Kulusevski has never played as a left wing-back in his entire career, but Conte must have seen something in him that has made him believe he can play there.
It will be interesting to see if Kulusevski will be asked to move over to Reguilon’s position at some point this season.
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