Suker likens Perisic to Robben

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Croatia legend Davor Suker believes his compatriot at Inter Milan, Ivan Perisic, has similar qualities to Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben.

Perisic has been in good form this season, helping Inter to second place in Serie A after winning five of their first seven games, and Suker has sung the Croatian playmaker's praises.

"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.

"He's decisive like Robben. He loves starting from the wide areas, and then finishing the move in the central areas. Ask any striker that's been lucky enough to have him in their side, he's also learnt the craft of assisting as well."

Inter have gone off the boil slightly in recent weeks after winning all five of their opening league fixtures, they were thrashed 4-1 by Fiorentina two weeks ago and needed a late goal from Perisic to salvage a draw in their last game before the international break.

The Nerazzurri take on struggling Juventus this weekend and will be looking to take advantage of the defending champions' early-season frailties in order to get their own campaign back on track.