Tottenham Hotspur should be on alert following Perisic performance against Argentina

Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen provide plenty of attacking and creative prowess at Tottenham Hotspur, but the team need a different dimension if they want to keep progressing.

Pressure will be on Mauricio Pochettino’s shoulders this season as he leads the side into their new home adjacent to White Hart Lane.

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The club have gone a decade without winning silverware, and expectation is high given that they have secured Champions League football every year for the past three seasons.

A new attacking player should be on the horizon, and one which may have caught the eye on Thursday night is Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.

The 29-year-old plays predominantly as a winger, but he also has the ability to feature just behind the striker.

Perisic highly impressed for Croatia during the nation’s 3-0 victory over Argentina at the World Cup in Russia.

Ivan Perisic stats v Argentina

The attack-minded star showed his qualities going forward, but he also chipped in defensively when trying to thwart a team that boasted the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.

Perisic intercepted play on two occasions, and at the other end he produced five crosses – more than any of his teammates.

The Croatian, who has won four club trophies in his career, has the qualities that could work in a Pochettino team.

Last season, he found the back of the net 11 times in 39 games for Inter.

His age may be something to jot down in the ‘cons’ column, but Tottenham should certainly consider a move before the transfer window closes.