James Maddison was reportedly singing along to the music blasting from the speakers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following the final whistle against Fulham, according to The Telegraph.
Under Antonio Conte, the environment at Tottenham’s home stadium was occasionally very poisonous, and the players didn’t seem to particularly like playing in front of the home crowd.
The crowd regularly jeered the players’ performances; in fact, back in April, after David Sanchez entered the game as a second-half substitute against Bournemouth, he was heckled off the field (talkSPORT).
Nevertheless, this season has been quite different in N17, with a joyous atmosphere at the ground following games.
Maddison sings along to Dolly Parton at Tottenham
Following their late victories over Sheffield United and Liverpool earlier in the season, the Spurs players celebrated with the home crowd. It appears that Maddison did the same after Monday’s 2-0 victory over Fulham.
According to The Telegraph, “The Spurs are adoring it.” They were singing Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton and playing Robbie Williams Angels at the final whistle because they loved Big Ange.
As impressive as Maddison’s relentless play was, you had to watch him come back into the field to belt out a country-and-western hit.
By spending a considerable amount of time celebrating with the fans following every game, it appears like the players are making a conscious effort to build stronger bonds with them. It seems likely that Son or Postecoglou made that suggestion to make sure their supporters stick with them for the entire season.
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With their exciting new style of football under amiable Australian head coach Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur has thrilled both neutrals and supporters this season. With a 2-0 victory against London rivals Fulham on Monday night, the team is currently atop the Premier League table.
All of this has been accomplished in spite of Harry Kane departing N17 for Bayern Munich, breaking the hearts of Spurs fans worldwide. Kane, who has 278 goals to his credit, is Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer and key talisman, and he signed with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich for £86.4 million.
Spurs used the money they received to replace their leaving star to bolster their roster to the level they are at now, adding players like Micky van de Ven, Pedro Porro, and James Maddison, all of whom have blended in well with the first team.
With an eye toward the future, the Lilywhites have also acquired a number of talented players. Alejio Veliz, 20, was acquired from his home Argentina after scoring 19 goals in 63 starts for his previous club, CA Rosario Central.
How is Alejo Veliz performing this season?
Though he is not yet up to the level of the departing Kane, Veliz is a player to keep an eye on under Postecoglou’s tutelage. The Argentine striker has been given little chances to shine this season.
He has played for Spurs in just 10 minutes of Premier League action thus far, coming on as a late substitute in victories over Luton Town and Liverpool.
In Tottenham’s away EFL Trophy match against Colchester United, the youthful attacker was given the opportunity to play for a longer amount of time. He spent 28 minutes in Essex as part of a team that prioritized youth.
Veliz’s turn will come to establish himself as a mainstay in the Spurs starting lineup while the attacker is still available. However, Troy Parrott, a young Irish talent who has been a Spurs player since 2017, may be Tottenham’s obvious successor to Kane in the absence of new players.
Who is Troy Parrott?
Since leaving his birthplace of Dublin’s Belvedere FC, Parrott has been in and out of the Tottenham youth systems, making multiple impressions while on loan away from Spurs.
Spurs have a genuine potential on their hands if he is developed properly. Former boss Ryan Lowe described him as “phenomenal” in terms of his work rate during his time at Preston North End.
Despite not having started a game for the Eredivisie team yet, he has scored three goals from six games for his current loan club Excelsior Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
If he keeps up this incredible start, he might surpass his greatest loan goal total from the 2021–2022 season, when he scored 10 goals from 47 games while on loan at Milton Keynes Dons.
Since starting his most recent loan adventure, Parrott has been the epitome of clinical. According to Sofascore, he only needed one shot to establish himself in his team’s match against PEC Zwolle, scoring just moments after coming on. This reminds one of Kane’s arguably famous deadliness in front of goal.
Tottenham will undoubtedly give the 6-foot-1 attacker a look following this loan stint in the Dutch first division, and Postecoglou may think he’s ready for a first team spot at Spurs after developing and honing his craft away from the squad.
Even though everyone is currently talking about the aforementioned Veliz, Parrott might be something you want to monitor this season and beyond.