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‘Honestly, I’m surprised’ – Antonio Conte admits that a new player shocked him during preseason

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Spurs’ head coach said the speed at which Ivan Perisic is recovering from injury surprises him. The North London team signed the Croatian on a free transfer this summer. The 33-year-old player knows Antonio Conte well and fits the Italian specialist’s playing system perfectly.

Conte commented on the player’s recovery (via The Athletic):

It’s normal after a serious injury to be struggling a bit to come back in the best physical condition. Honestly, I’m surprised because he reduced his time to recover. We are really happy.

At the same time we are not worried but we have to pay a bit of attention to give him the right time to adapt himself to recover 100 per cent after his injury.