Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has been commenting on Tottenham Hotspur players again, this time insisting the praise for James Maddison needs to stop before he gets a big head.

James Maddison is proving to be one of the signings of the season so far. Since arriving from Leicester City in a £40m deal, the 26-year-old has quickly endeared himself with the Spurs faithful thanks to an impressive start to the campaign.

With two goals and four assists already (Transfermarkt), Maddison has gone a long way towards filling the void left behind by Harry Kanes summer departure.

Maddison has become a key figure in Ange Postecoglous new-look Spurs side, and has even been named as one of the Australian’s vice-captains for the season. 

The playmaker put in a man-of-the-match performance in the North London derby at the weekend and has earned universal praise as a result. However, one person thinks Maddison has been celebrated enough.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur reacts after missing a chance during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wilson fears Maddison will get big-headed

Speaking on the Footballer’s Football podcast, Callum Wilson admitted Maddison has been performing well, but thinks the praise needs to stop before the Spurs man lets it get to his head.

Wilson said: “I think you said enough about him. I am not going to repeat it all and make his head blow up anymore because he is already confident as it is. He has been doing well, he has been doing well. I like to see it. I enjoy it.”

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Callum Wilson always seems to have something negative to say. Sure, he’s given Maddison credit where it’s due, but it feels a little backhanded.

But, we all know how well Maddison has been doing for Spurs so far and long may it continue. His confidence is key to his performances and we would never want to see that side of his game disappear.

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