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​Perisic delighted with 'perfect' wing-back role under Tottenham boss Conte

Tottenham Hotspur new boy Ivan Perisic is delighted at playing left-wing-back for manager Antonio Conte.

The Croatian had long been linked to Premier League clubs, but finally arrived in England this summer on a free transfer from Internazionale.

Perisic, who has been a winger for most of his career, is happy to play wing-back for Conte in Spurs' 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formations.

"With him [Conte], I changed my position and he likes to play with three at the back", Perisic told Sky Sports.

"In the beginning, I needed a few games to adapt. It's really something new after so many years as a winger, but I think later I did well."

He added: "Especially also last season with [Inter boss Simone] Inzaghi, because we kept playing the same tactic and now also here we're going to try to play a similar system.

"I like to play in this position because I have more contacts with the ball than as a winger and most of the time I'm facing the goal – and I also like to help the defence.

"I think it's the perfect position for me."

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