James Maddison, a playmaker for Tottenham Hotspur, had a vicious reaction in response to criticism from Ange Postecoglou and the Spurs.
James Maddison, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, has responded to criticism on social media over his team’s 4-1 loss against Chelsea on Monday night. The two London rivals engaged in a highly interesting contest in N17 that resulted in two red cards, a penalty, and five goals that were disallowed.
Son Heung-min, the club captain, gave Spurs the lead early on. However, after center-back Cristian Romero was found to have fouled Enzo Fernandez in the area, the home team was reduced to 10 men. Before an odd second half in which the Lillywhites were reduced to nine men when Destiny Udogie received a second card for a shoddy foul on Raheem Sterling, Blues playmaker Cole Palmer converted the penalty kick.
Despite the visitors’ two-man numerical advantage, Ange Potecoglou’s team continued to play with an exceptionally high defensive line, which gave Chelsea several opportunities to score. Ultimately, Mauricio Pochettino and company secured all three points as Blues forward Nicolas Jackson scored three goals in the closing minutes.
Since then, Tottenham has been praised widely for upholding its moral standards in the face of the dismissal, a fact that has angered some opposing supporters. Since then, an Instagram photo by Sportbible featuring a conversation between Spurs midfielder Maddison and Chelsea icon John Terry has gone viral. The two joke around about the outcome.
Then, FraserLeach_Fmpt, an Instagram user, posted in the comments area, stating: “They didn’t win, so what use is it to respond? We made it to the 15-minute prize, oh well. You was knocked down 4-1, buddy.”
In a lighthearted remark, Madison responded to this statement by stating, “Pipe down, gym king.” The England international suffered an ankle injury that required him to be substituted out of the game on Monday.