Ivan Perisic completed his move to Tottenham Hotspur and he is said to have fulfilled a dream of playing in the Champions League.
The club announced the signing of the Croatia international on a free transfer on Tuesday following the expiration his of contract at Inter Milan.
“It’s a privilege to work with a coach like this.
“We did well [at Inter], we won the league after ten or 11 years. It was really a perfect year. I am really happy to see him again.
“He’s living football, every minute, every hour, every day, even when he’s sleeping, he’s thinking about football. I like his character and I know we’re going to do a great job here.”
The Croatian described his move to the Premier League as him is fulfilling a dream as a professional footballer.
“I’m really excited to start with the Spurs family. It’s going to be my home for the next two years.
“When I got in contact with the coach and the Sporting Director [Fabio Paratici], I told them that I really wanted to come here in the Premier League, since 2009 when I started to play professional football in Belgium. This is the moment and I can’t wait.”
Perisic said he had been monitoring the club’s results towards the end of the campaign to see if they would secure Champions League football.
“Yeah I was waiting last two or three watching.
“After the victory against Arsenal, it was obvious that Tottenham will go in the Champions League. It was also good for me because I want to play the best game, I want to do great job in the Champions League, like in the Premier League.”
Spurs secured Champions League football on the final match of the season to pip north-London rivals Arsenal to fourth spot.