With a 1-0 victory over Luton in Saturday’s early game, Tottenham topped the Premier League standings, and Rio Ferdinand was all praise for their star player.
James Maddison received praise from Rio Ferdinand after helping Tottenham score the winning goal at Luton on Saturday.
After Yves Bissouma was dismissed just before halftime, Micky van de Ven’s goal propelled Spurs to the top of the Premier League standings. Ange Postecoglou’s team improved to six wins in eight games, while Maddison rose to the top of the top flight’s assists leaderboard.
In order to set up Van de Ven to score, Maddison took advantage of a short corner by outrunning his defender and advancing to the byline. He has already given Spurs five assists in the Premier League, and Ferdinand on TNT Sports lavished praise on him.
Many Spurs supporters “would’ve been freaking out and losing sleep over Harry Kane’s departure,” he claimed. And to think you could replace Madison for £40 million in the present market at that price. He must be one of the season’s top value-for-money signings at this point. He has contributed to everything, including the majority of assists this season and the most chances generated.
Tottenham captain Son Heung-min was quick to call attention to his teammate’s underappreciated talent, despite the fact that his seven goal involvements in eight games had garnered the most attention. Maddison, I believe, contributes so much to us offensively, unlike Harry, who plays higher, he remarked.
Also, I believe that people are aware of his talent for creating several opportunities for himself to score and assist. But I believe he is working extremely hard off the ball. We want to play at a high level, therefore he motivates the group even more. We won’t act in the same manner if he doesn’t run like the other players.
“He’s doing what he’s being asked to do,” said Ferdinand. “Nine times out of 10, when he receives the ball, he makes the right choice, the perfect pass, and he’s hanging onto and releasing it at the appropriate time. His timing and sense of the game are elite.
Peter Crouch, a former Tottenham striker, stated: “I think he is relishing being the main guy. He’s been given the freedom to lead this team, in my opinion. He is an incredible class act, and every time I watch him play, he amazes me with how talented he is.
And it’s not just the assists; I predict that this season, with [Kevin] De Bruyne sidelined by injury, he’ll walk the assists; it’s also the vital passes. He’s always looking ahead. He is extremely good because of his vision, awareness, and ability to execute those passes.
Tottenham has amassed 20 points in its first eight Premier League contests this year. Since winning all eight of their opening games in 1960–1961, it is their best league season start.