“I could talk about (James) Maddison all day long.”
Tottenham Hotspur lost world-class striker Harry Kane this summer, but they brought in a number of players to help balance the position, and the James Maddison effect has been huge.
Maddison has played for Norwich City and Leicester City. He moved to Tottenham this summer for £40 million. With Leicester City relegated to the Championship, he was looking for a new team and Tottenham didn’t miss out.
The Maddison effect is huge. She has established herself as the nucleus of Tottenham’s offense, running the show on set plays and delivering kill-passes from the midfield. He picked up two assists in the first game of the season against Brentford and scored his first goal since joining Spurs against Bournemouth last week.
‘New captain’ Son Heung-min was also full of praise for Maddison. In an interview with the British publication The Guardian, he continued his praise and welcomed his new spirit partner. The pair have already proved to be close enough to play darts together before the Bournemouth game.
“We can talk about Madison all day long. She’s a really good player. For two years, we needed someone who could create chances and pass. It’s a very important role,” said Son. “I’m happy to have Madison with us, and I hope she can score a lot of goals and provide assists.”
“Madison always plays for the team, not himself. He scored a fantastic goal, but credit to Sar for the assist. We’re playing well as a team and we’re all happy about special situations like Madison’s goal.”
The price tag on players is sky-high. While £40 million isn’t a lot of money, you can’t help but feel that it pales in comparison to Maddison’s current form. Maddison’s influence at Tottenham is huge. Thanks to Maddison, Son Heung-min has been able to play his game without feeling Kane”s absence too much.
Meanwhile, Son will face Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, England, on Sept. 2. Tottenham have two wins and a draw, but there’s no sign of Son scoring. Instead, he’s turned into a playmaker with the most key passes.
Now it’s time for a goal. He also needs his first offensive point. For Son, Burnley is a special opponent. Four years ago, he scored against Burnley after dribbling a whopping 70 meters and winning the Puskas Award. He’ll need to use his killer instinct once again.