Neal Maupay claims he had all 11 Tottenham players ‘on toast’ 

Neal Maupay says he enjoyed how much his dart celebrations riled up James Maddison and the rest of the Tottenham players in the clash between Spurs and Brentford earlier his month.

The clash between the two London sides at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was quite emotionally charged, with tackles flying through the 90 minutes and the players getting involved in quite a few altercations.

The Tottenham players evidently did not like it when Maupay used Maddison’s signature darts celebration after giving the Bees the lead in the first half, with the likes of Brennan Johnson mocking the Frenchman when Spurs completed the turnaround at the start of the second period.

The back and forth between the players continued after the final whistle, with Maddison telling TNT Sports (via BBC Sport) that Maupay was copying his celebration as the Brentford striker had not scored enough goals to come up with his own.

The former Brighton star then hit back on social media, pointing out on Instagram that he has more goals and fewer relegations in his career than the Tottenham midfielder.

Maupay reignited the war of words again last week, telling The Times that he found it funny how Maddison took his celebration so personally.

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The Frenchman has now spoken about the same incident yet again, insisting that he had the Tottenham players ‘on toast’ after doing what he did.

Maupay told SportBible: “Believe it or not, that wasn’t planned. So I scored and as I was running towards the corner flag I just thought, ‘you know what, I’m going to throw a dart.”

When asked if it was because of Maddison, he responded: “Yeah. That’s how he celebrates his goal, right? But then apparently you’re not allowed to throw a dart. It’s only him now that can do it because of the way he got offended. So it was quite funny.

“But at their place, in front of their fans, it got all their players raging…’ Maddison posted me on his Instagram after and all them players on the pitch every time they scored they were running right at me. Just by throwing the dart, I got 11 players on toast. So it was just so easy.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I found the whole episode to be quite childish during that game but the Tottenham players clearly moved on quite quickly. For Maupay to still be talking about the incident publicly suggests that it is he, not the Spurs players, who were riled up about it.

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