Perisic 'decisive like Robben' – Suker

The Croatia legend believes that the Inter attacker is similar to the Bayern Munich attacker, and believes he will turn out to be a star at the San Siro following his summer move

Inter attacker Ivan Perisic is as decisive as Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben, according to Croatia great Davor Suker.

Perisic, 26, has made an impressive start at Inter after his summer move from Wolfsburg, helping Roberto Mancini’s men to second in Serie A.

And Suker, president of the Croatian Football Federation, has lauded Perisic for his form as his nation prepare for a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Malta on Tuesday.

“Let’s start with Perisic, who I’m convinced will be a star at Inter,” Suker told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He’s incredible; he has strength, talent and a knack of scoring. In modern football, players who can make the difference are extremely valuable.

“He confronts the opponent one-on-one, then beats him. He’s got technical quality that gives a tremendous advantage to his team. Perisic can dribble past three players in one motion.”

Asked for a comparison, Suker likened Perisic’s approach to that of Netherlands international Robben.

“He’s decisive like Robben. He loves starting from the wide areas, and then finishing the move in the central areas,” he said.

“Ask any striker that’s been lucky enough to have him in their side, he’s also learnt the craft of assisting as well.”

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