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He is a weak link, Postecoglou needs a ‘better’ player: Agbonlahor labels Tottenham man as ‘the weak link’, says Postecoglou needs a ‘better’ player

Agbonlahor labels Tottenham man as ‘the weak link’, says Postecoglou needs a ‘better’ player

On Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Bournemouth 2-0 in the Premier League.

James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski scored goals to seal a convincing win for the North London team away from home.

Spurs have already had a successful start to their Premier League season, winning two of their first three games while drawing the third.

Tottenham has wowed with their entertaining brand of football under Ange Postecoglou in addition to their ability to produce results.

Harry Kane has left Tottenham, but the offense has still looked effective. Gabriel Agbonlahor, however, is dissatisfied with Richarlison’s performances, a Brazilian international.

After the game, the former Premier League striker attacked the former Everton player on talkSPORT.

According to Agbonlahor, Kane would have scored a hat-trick if the Brazilian had taken advantage of his opportunities to score against the Cherries.

“I look at Richarlison, he’s the weak link,” he told talkSPORT. “And I feel that going forward for the rest of the season, you’re going to need a better striker. Harry Kane scores probably a hat-trick today, you win 5-0.

“The chances Richarlison had, the one he ran through on, took too many touches and just his hold-up play is not right. It came to the stage where Ange had to take him off after 55 minutes because he kept giving the ball away. And you didn’t even have a striker to bring on.

“He brought on a defender and midfielder because he was that bad.”

Richarlison cost Spurs a lot of money to acquire from Everton last summer, but he hasn’t performed up to par.

He was supposed to consistently score goals for the North London team, but he is obviously having trouble reaching his best. In 38 games for the Londoners so far, he has only managed three goals.

In the upcoming weeks, it will be intriguing to see if the Brazilian can regain his finest form. Postecoglou will need his key players to stand up and deliver regularly without Kane.

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‘I am so sorry’ – Arsenal legend makes ‘confession’ about Tottenham star James Maddison

Arsenal legend Perry Groves apologised to Gunners fans after confessing his love for Tottenham’s James Maddison.

The playmaker has hit the ground running at Spurs after signing for £40million from Leicester this summer.

Maddison scored his first Spurs goal at the weekend against Bournemouth

Maddison scored his first goal for Spurs against Bournemouth over the weekend.

The England international has been the strongest representative of Ange Postecoglou’s offensive strategies in his three Premier League outings, scoring once and providing two assists.

Maddison put on a man-of-the-match performance to defeat Bournemouth at the weekend as he scored his first goal for his new team.

The 26-year-old was directing play and was all over the Vitality Stadium surface.

Groves could not have been more complimentary of Tottenham’s new additions while speaking to Sam Matterface about the game.

In fact, the former striker stated that by confessing his affection for the player, he had violated his time at Arsenal.

Talking initially about Tottenham’s new style of play, Groves said: “It is on the front foot, it is entertaining and a lot more fluidity.

James Madison was mentioned, and we are aware that he is a 10.

“I believe Postecoglou told him, ‘You have so much football intelligence, you have the protection of [Yves] Bissouma and [Pape Matar] Sarr, I want you to go find the pockets where you think you can be more impactful on the ball,” adding, ‘You have the protection of the players’.

Things are looking up under Postecoglou in north London

Things are looking up under Postecoglou in north London

Much of Tottenham’s best play comes through Maddison

Through Maddison, Tottenham often plays at its best.

“And just against Bournemouth, he did that. He was making plays and diving deep, but he was also putting himself in the 18-yard box.

“I shouldn’t like him as a player, playing for them, but I’m kind of drawn to him. Though I do.

“I appreciate his persona, his snarkiness, the way he plays, and the way he interviews incredibly well… Now I have to put a stop to it.

“That is my confession, and I am so sorry.”

Groves is not the only talkSPORT analyst to have been impressed by Maddison’s abilities thus far; Stuart Pearce suggested that Maddison might be the summer’s best acquisition.

During his talkSPORT commentary of Tottenham’s game against Bournemouth, he remarked, “How much did he cost, £40m? He’s a complete steal, in my opinion, considering what this club needs.

“Just seeing him manipulate the ball, get on it, free himself up, and then as soon as he has it, he looks to play the ball in behind that will harm the opposition.

“It doesn’t matter if he plays it or not; he looks for it right away, and that’s a great trait.”

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