Dejan Kulusevski scored a goal and provided an assist to help Tottenham produce one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Ryan Sessegnon opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Eric Dier doubled their advantage in the 31st minute. A Mohammed Salisu own goal made it three before Kulusevski rounded off the scoring in the 63rd minute.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte: “I’m not surprised because I think I used common sense. In this moment we are starting the new season and the old players reached a big achievement last season to get a place in the Champions League. In the last 10 games, I think we played really well and we had fantastic results. My message was very clear. I trust a lot in the old players and in this moment they are more reliable than the new players because they need to continue to work with us and to implement their football knowledge. With the old players, I am a step forward than the new players. For this reason, I prefer to count on the old players. I think that it was right after this game and the final result. But I am really happy because we have new signings who will go into our process and they will help us to improve but at the same time they have to know that they have to fight and give me the possibility to rotate.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “It felt a little bit like the opponent switched into the next gear and we cannot follow. This was frustrating to see how big the gap is between the two teams. After the first goal, we had the feeling they were absolutely in the game and they smashed us with their crosses and we couldn’t defend.”
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