Football NewsIvan Perisic lashes out at Arsenal
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Ivan Perisic went to Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s players failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.


What did Ivan Perisic say?

The Croatian footballer has made a brutal run in the Gunners after the Spurs’ bitter rivals failed to finish in the top four of the 2021-22 PL season and missed out on the upcoming edition of the UEFA Champions League.

Arteta’s players finished in fifth place with 69 points, just two short of the Spurs. The Gunners were resigned to a 3-0 Lilivian score in the North London derby on match day 36, further hampering their chances of finishing in the top four. They also lost to Newcastle United in the next match, which sealed their fate. The Spurs won both of their remaining matches with Burnley and Norwich, which saw them move their rivals to fourth place.

The Croatian veteran revealed that Antonio Conte first approached him in March 2022 with a move to Tottenham. In the end, the second contact was made after they beat the Gunners, who almost assured them of a top four finish. Ivan Perisic said that he thinks their first contact was in March. The second was in April when Horvath thinks they have beaten Arsenal and it was obvious that maybe they were going to qualify for the Champions League.

The player wanted Champions League football and also tried his luck in the PL, which further accelerated the move from Inter to London. According to Ivan Perisic, he always wanted to play in the Champions League and his desire was also to try to come to the PL. The Croatian player says that when they qualified for the Champions League they spoke and the deal was done in two days and it was much easier.


What did Luka Modric say to Ivan Perisic?

Croatian footballer Luka Modric spent four years with the Spurs before taking the next step in his career when the player moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2012. Ivan turned to his compatriot for advice and the midfielder pushed him further to complete the transfer.

The player said that he told him that there was a possibility that he could come to his former club and he told him all the positive things about the club. They will wear the same number (14). The Croatian asked him for permission, and he agreed and said that he could take it, and yes, it was fun.