Tottenham pulled out a 2-0 win traveling to The City Ground this past weekend, and much of the victory had to do with the performance of one player in particular: Dejan Kulusevski.
The first goal of the night came off the end of a perfectly weighted cross sent in by the winger, connecting with Richarlison in first half added time to make it 1-0. The next goal came at the 65th minute as the Swede danced past defenders to extend Spurs' lead with a near post shot down the player's highly traveled right-flank of the pitch.
Kulusevski has been essential to '"Ange-Ball" this season, taking on defenders, getting the ball up the pitch, making runs and carrying the ball into dangerous areas, and finding his way to five goals and two assists.
Former Tottenham player and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood had plenty of praise for the player following the victory against Nottingham Forrest last Friday (via Optus Sport):
"He's a superhero... He's so fluid, the boy can play absolutely anywhere. In my opinion, he's one of the most underrated players in the entire Premier League."
Kulusevski reflected on his own performance following the match as well, including his thoughts on Spurs and their recent form:
"It cannot be better. Everything is fantastic, not only today but in these last few weeks."
"First half we had a lot of the ball we just had to stay patient. Second half they were strong, it is not easy to play at this ground with the fans' energy. We had the red card and then we had to show our character."
The "character" of Yves Bissouma was certainly one that was scrutinized following his removal from the game after picking up a red card in the 70th minute.
Tottenham now look to take on Everton at home this Saturday, where Dejan Kulusevski will once again be crucial as he could play out wide or potentially function in the midfield role in the absence of Bissouma.