James Maddison has acknowledged that Daniel Levy jokingly advised him to stop driving a “red car” to the Tottenham Hotspur practice facility.
Levy was questioned about the agreement to bring Maddison to Tottenham over the summer when he spoke at a supporters’ meeting last night.
Maddison was acquired from Leicester City for approximately £40 million, and under Ange Postecoglou, he has so far had a significant impact.
The 26-year-old has made five Premier League appearances for Spurs, scoring twice and assisting twice.
Tottenham has had a great start thanks to his on-field performances, and they presently hold the second spot in the league standings.
Daniel Levy, the chairman of Spurs, has acknowledged spoken with Maddison regarding his choice of vehicle.
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Levy was questioned about the acquisition of Maddison during a 90-minute fan forum last night, according to Football.London.
James needs to understand that he can’t arrive at the practice field in a red car, the Spurs chairman remarked. I’ve informed him. He’ll catch on.
Levy is obviously referring to Arsenal, who are rivals of Tottenham in North London and are known for wearing red.
While Maddison’s color preference at Spurs is debatable, his influence on the field is unquestionably not.
The England international has adapted quickly to life at Tottenham and is already establishing himself as one of the summer’s top recruits.
Harry Kane’s creative hole has been filled in part by him, and he adapted wonderfully to his new position as vice-captain.
Tottenham: BBC pundit suggests Ange may now unleash “different” Spurs star
Another player will soon sparkle for the fans under Ange.
A “different player” could now be unleashed at Tottenham Hotspur, according to Match of the Day and BBC analyst Alan Shearer.
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At Spurs, the Ange Postecoglou era is undeniably in full swing. The atmosphere in north London has dramatically changed since the new manager, a Scottish champions Celtic, arrived. His Lilywhites are playing an entirely new type of thrilling, open, and attack-minded football, and it’s paying off with victories.
Tottenham has won four of its first five Premier League games, scoring 13 goals overall to rank third in the division. They have won four of those games.
Only Brighton and Man City currently possess a more formidable offensive threat than Spurs, whose winning attitude was also evident in their 2-1 triumph over Sheffield United on Saturday at home.
Postecoglou’s team had to fight to the very end to keep their spotless record intact after Gustavo Hamer gave the opposition a startling early lead against the flow of play.
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it was the late, late show. Richarlison, who had previously been demonized and had lately disclosed his difficulties with mental illness, scored a well-earned equalizer in the final minutes.
Just minutes later, the Brazilian guided a sweet cut-back into the path of teammate Dejan Kulusevski – who fired a brilliant finish past Wes Foderingham to send the home crowd into raptures.
With the strategist even advising supporters not to limit their expectations, this significant victory served as an example of the promise of Postecoglou’s early days at Spurs.
Following their triumph over the Blades, Postecoglou remarked, “No, no, no, let them go, let them go, and enjoy it.”
My job is not to deflate people’s balloons. Let them get overly enthusiastic and impatient. The pleasure of being a supporter is that.
They have already endured enough suffering, so you should let them take it easy. It’s up to us to live up to their expectations if they believe we will be world beaters, which is fantastic. Our supporters should be happy and free to enjoy it anyway they like.
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Richarlison, who joined Tottenham from Everton in the summer of 2022, was without a doubt the team’s hero that day. Richarlison has faced a lot of criticism since that time.
The £60 million paid for the South American last year was not justified by his total of just five goals in 41 games across all competitions, but BBC pundit Shearer has said he might now be unleashed as a “different player.”
“Don’t be surprised if you see a different player now in that Tottenham shirt,” Shearer stated on The Rest is Football podcast (via TBR).
“We were talking about taking responsibilities now that Harry was the main man. People were looking to him to step up because others needed to do so.
He entered the game on Saturday, scored the goal, and helped set up the winning goal. This will greatly boost his confidence. Going forward, you’ll likely witness a different person and a different player.
Don’t be surprised if you see a few more soon. “That one goal could free him all up.”
Richarlison has been genuinely rewarded for his fortitude and character when it needed the most after openly disclosing his psychiatric issues and acknowledging he will get assistance.