- Experienced Croatia international injured in training
- Winger likely to miss the rest of the season
- Big blow to both player and club
Tottenham winger, Ivan Perisic, is facing a significant setback as he is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season due to a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Perisic injury sustained in training
The 34-year-old Croatia international incurred the injury during a non-contact training session, as confirmed by the club. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee and will commence his rehabilitation in north London.
Perisic, who joined Tottenham on a two-year deal from Inter Milan in 2022, is set to see his contract expire next July. This injury comes as a blow to both the player and the club, as he has made a positive impact since his arrival.
Under the management of new coach Ange Postecoglou, Spurs have been on an impressive run in the Premier League this season, remaining unbeaten in five matches, with four wins and one draw. This places them in a commendable second position in the table.
Given Perisic’s extensive experience, including winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2019-20 and clinching the Italian championship with Inter Milan in 2020-21, it is a considerable setback to Tottenham that he is unlikely to add to his five substitute appearances in the 2023-24 campaign.
Spurs have started well and Perisic gave them options on the left hand side. Bettors should monitor Spurs’ progress, and assess whether this affects their form. The real impact of the Croatian International´s absence will be felt when Postecoglou needs to rotate players and when he wants to make a tactical change, as losing a versatile player such as Perisic will affect the depth of the squad.
Spurs make the short trip to the Emirates Stadium this weekend for the North London derby against rivals Arsenal.