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Ivan Perisic Shocks Fans With Insane, Detailed Knowledge Of Former Tottenham Players

Daniel Marland

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Ivan Perisic Shocks Fans With Insane, Detailed Knowledge Of Former Tottenham Players

New Tottenham Hotspur signing Ivan Perisic has shocked fans with his extensive knowledge of their former players.

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The Croatia international joined Spurs on a two-year deal last week and has reunited with Antonio Conte, who he played under at Inter Milan.

Perisic has never played in the Premier League and he'd clearly been brushing up on the history of his new side.

While being shown around the training ground, Perisic stumbled across a mural dedicated to those who represented the club before him.

The 33-year-old initially listed off his fellow countrymen to have played for Spurs, who are Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Stipe Pletikosa.

He then delved even deeper into their history and pulled out some names you may have even forgotten played at White Hart Lane.

Perisic asked: "(Bobby) Zamora... Zamora was a striker, no?

"(Younes) Kaboul, a defender. (Adel) Taarabt, a dribbler. (Jamie) O'Hara, central midfielder."

He was then told he had 'good knowledge' by impressed bystanders.

Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar during a Croatia game. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar during a Croatia game. (Image Credit: Alamy)

One fan commented: "Perisic talking about Jamie O'Hara is not what I expected on my timeline today."

Another said: "How does he know Younes Kaboul? He's fully Come On You Spurs already."

A third put: "All those names on there and he's talking about Bobby Zamora. I love this guy."

While someone tweeted: "Ivan has actually taught me about some of these players and I'm a Spurs fan."

Perisic won Serie A in 2021, while managed by Conte, and the Champions League with Bayern Munich a year prior.

He'll bring valuable trophy winning experience to Spurs, who haven't won a major honour since 2008.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

The North London outfit finished fourth in the Premier League and it means they'll be back in the Champions League next season.

Perisic admitted: "Ever since 2009, when I started playing professional football in Belgium, I was so close a few times to coming to the Premier League and, at last, this is the moment. I can’t wait.

"I’m going to bring, first of all, a lot of hard work. I like to work a lot, I like to work for the team because only like this you can win something important.

"I can play several positions in the system Tottenham is playing now. I will bring a lot of experience as well, I’ve played for a lot of great clubs and, like I said, I can’t wait to start to play, to train and give my best."

Featured Image Credit: Tottenham

Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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