Perisic, who suffered a cruciate ligament rupture during training and was even rumored to retire, was captured after surgery… at least 5 months until return

Perisic, who suffered a cruciate ligament rupture during training and was even rumored to retire, was captured after surgery… at least 5 months until return

Ivan Perisic’s current status has been revealed.

Transfer market expert Fabricio Romano shared a photo of Perisic after surgery on his social media on the 28th (Korean time). Perisic had a cast on his right knee and was on crutches. At the same time, Reporter Romano mentioned, “Perisic will now begin the recovery process, and it is expected that it will take 5 to 6 months for him to return.”

Perisic, now 34 years old, left Wolfsburg in 2015 and joined Inter Milan. He spent time on loan at Bayern Munich, then returned to Inter Milan again in the 2020-21 season. At this time, coach Antonio Conte was leading the team. Coach Conte began using Perisic as a left wingback.

Perisic looked awkward at first, but as the game progressed, he adapted to his position and his performance improved towards the second half of the season. And he played in 32 games in Italian Serie A, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists, contributing to Inter Milan’s league win.

Perisic joined Tottenham as a free agent last year. Coach Conte knew his tactical style well and actively wanted the experienced Perisic. He immediately took over as a starting player and scored 1 goal and 8 assists in 34 Premier League (PL) games last season. He achieved good results, including the most assists in the team.

However, it did not gain certain trust. He often overlapped with Son Heung-min’s position, and as he reached his mid-30s, the mobility required for the wingback position was also assessed to have decreased somewhat. In the end, when Coach Conte left the team midway through the season, Perisic’s position naturally became jeopardized. There were also transfer rumors this summer.

Specific teams were also mentioned. Italian transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio said in early July, “Perisic is currently close to returning to Croatia. The destination is Hajduk Split. He is expected to terminate his contract with Tottenham.” Hajduk is a Croatian club that Perisic played for as a youth.

But there was no transfer. The season started, and Perisic stayed. Perisic has received consistent opportunities in the five games since the start of this season, but has played as a substitute in all of them. New coach Enze Postecoglou was a leader who used a back four. Because of this, the possibility of using Perisic as a wingback has disappeared, and he is being used as a wing forward at the beginning of the season.스포츠토토

In this situation, an injury occurred. Tottenham said on the club website on the 20th, “Perisic suffered an injury to his right anterior cruciate ligament. He suffered the injury in a non-contact situation during training and is scheduled to undergo surgery. He plans to begin rehabilitation after that and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.” It was officially announced.

From Tottenham’s perspective, Perisic is not a key resource. He is a fully replaceable player. Because of this, it has been argued that he may have in fact been fighting a farewell match. Perisic’s contract originally ran until next summer. There have been rumors of his retirement, but the likelihood is not high.

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