Dejan Kulusevski’s former trainer Andreas Engelmark defined why the Swedish ability selected Juventus over Inter and why he believes the 20-year-old is likely one of the maximum whole younger gamers.
In an unique interview with SpazioJ, the technical lend a hand from Brommapojkarna mentioned Kulusevski’s building and the ability that led him to persuade Juventus control.
Kulusevski is an excessively authentic and nearly distinctive participant, has he modified a lot because you had him on the academy?
“No, he’s at all times the similar smiling boy, clearly extra mature. He has at all times been extraordinarily sure and passionate about enjoying soccer. As a bit of boy he dribbled so much, he had an abnormal ability, however once he misplaced the ball he stood nonetheless doing not anything, so I attempted to lend a hand him.
“It was once beautiful simple as a result of he’s a sensible child who is aware of easy methods to encompass himself with the correct other folks. I informed him to check out to return and shield a bit of extra when he misplaced the ball and it helped him so much to be a field to field participant. He’s now a lot more whole regardless of being best two decades outdated.”
Kulusevski continues to be younger however has already recognized easy methods to make himself a key participant in D’Aversa’s Parma aspect. His successful nature and willingness to suppose definitely allowed him to freely categorical himself in a soccer nonetheless very anchored to techniques.
“He at all times concept sure, he had an excessively open thoughts, and he thinks so much about his teammates. He has a grown-up mentality, however he is aware of easy methods to be very humble. Right through the lockdown he came over us in Sweden, he nonetheless thinks about his outdated teammates.”
It was once a marvel for everybody in Italy (when he moved to Juve), however I believe that it was once rather less for you?
“Sure, it’s true, I do know Dejan’s abilities smartly and if this 12 months he stunned everybody, it’s due to him. Right here at Brommopojkarna I’ve adopted him since he was once 11, and he has grown so much, however I feel additionally it is due to the early life sector of Atalanta, probably the most easiest in Italy and his paintings fee.
“In fact he has matured so much, each as an individual and as a participant, however his values are at all times the similar. He’s at all times extraordinarily sure, and this leads him to at all times smile, even off the pitch. His mentality has at all times been a winner: he desires to win, he works to win, and he desires to do it on the easiest degree.”
Is that why he selected Juventus and now not Inter?
“He selected Juventus essentially as it was once the staff that sought after him maximum, they have been very certain of him. Then they’re essentially the most a success staff in Italy, traditionally this is a crucial membership. Dejan desires to win and desires to do it on the easiest degree, he will have to make the qualitative soar. He didn’t make a choice inter for the reason that tactical place would had been extra complicated: he would have performed mezz’ala or from the outdoor of the correct in a 3-5-2, he would have discovered it harder to take advantage of his major function of slicing within the pitch to shoot.”
He can play any function in midfield, however we now have by no means observed him at the left. Can he even be tailored there?
“Sure, it was once abnormal within the sport towards Bologna. Parma had a changed line up, there have been no Gervinho and Inglese, two necessary gamers, however his high quality led him to be a key participant in that fit scoring a supreme function. Performing as a midfielder he presentations how whole he’s and his nice bodily and athletic qualities additionally stand out, he’s a high quality runner with the ball. However in my view he can act with out issues at the left: in Sarri’s techniques he would have an excessively transparent function, for me he can be absolute best as a host ten in 4-3-1-2 or as a right-winger in 4-3-3, but in addition at the left he wouldn’t glance dangerous. ”
What’s lacking to make the qualitative soar to develop into probably the most easiest?
“Smartly, I’ve to mention that regardless of his age he’s in reality whole (laughs) however except the jokes he has to make a soar from the belief viewpoint. He can rating extra untidy targets and being smarter in entrance of the function, perhaps taking pictures over again as a substitute of attempting to find the lend a hand. However I’m certain he’ll make stronger at Juventus, he’s in reality certain of his high quality.”[Reproduced from SpazioJ]