Even though they don’t use the stadium for real games, England has been using Tottenham Hotspur’s upscale facilities for a long to get ready for games.
James Maddison has frequently used the Tottenham training facility while playing for Leicester City.
However, following his summer transfer, he is now obviously not just a Spurs player but also one of the team’s top players.
The 26-year-old couldn’t contain his excitement as Gareth Southgate’s team practiced at Tottenham’s training facility over the previous several days in preparation for their Euro 2024 qualifying match against Italy on Tuesday night at Wembley.
Insider information on the players’ training, including the buildup to and post-match reaction to the 1-0 friendly victory against Australia, was made available on England’s official YouTube account.
James Maddison was captured on tape stating, “Some gaff this is, isn’t it?” as he walked into the Spurs complex with bags in hand and the biggest smile on his face.
James Maddison to start against Italy?
For the 1-0 victory over Australia, Gareth Southgate made several adjustments, resting key players like Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Declan Rice.
Given that Maddison started on Friday, it is likely that the playmaker will come off the bench in the matchup with the European champions.
However, he should start tonight because a midfield three of Maddison, Rice, and Bellingham would be entertaining to watch.
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Real Madrid ace Jude Bellingham visits Hotspur Way with England squad
According to Football.london, Jude Bellingham recently paid a surprise visit to Tottenham Hotspur’s training facility, Hotspur Way, which left the young Spurs buzzing with excitement. This happened after England’s 1-0 victory over Australia on Friday night.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team chose to establish a headquarters in north London rather than go back to St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent as they prepared for their key European qualifier against Italy. They ended up in Hotspur Way, a place that is dear to Tottenham fans as a result of their unanticipated decision.
England now holds a three-point advantage over Italy for first place in Group C. Bellingham is anticipated to start in the middle of the park with Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson, making him as important to the team as ever.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who is presently a Real Madrid employee, took some time out of his day to talk with the aspiring players.
The opportunity to host the England international at Hotspur Way definitely served as motivation for young football players who hope to follow in his footsteps.
Additionally, Tottenham supporters joked around after the visit. Some fans joked that Ange Postecoglou should “lock the doors” when Bellingham made a brief appearance at the practice field to make sure the midfielder didn’t escape.
Hopefully, in the years to come, we will have a Bellingham of our own who will emulate the success he has had personally at such a young age in his profession.
Jude’s visit undoubtedly serves as a reminder of the heights young talents may reach with hard work, dedication, and the correct opportunities as Tottenham continues to build for the future.