Report: People at Hotspur Way are confused by what has happened to one Spurs star

The Athletic have revealed that those close to the situation are struggling to understand why James Maddison has gone completely off the boil since returning from his injury.

One could argue that Maddison’s recent struggles are one of the main reasons behind Tottenham’s downturn in form.

Spurs are reliant on the attacking midfielder to provide creativity in the number ten role but he has struggled to hit the expected heights since returning from his injury layoff.

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Confusion at Tottenham over Maddison form

The Athletic have now said that those who are close to the situation are ‘mystified’ by just how much Maddison has gone off the boil.

It is explained that one school of thought internally is that the attacking midfielder is simply trying too hard to recapture the form he showed at the start of the season.

It is alleged that some feel that the former Leicester City star is almost too keen to catch the eye in order to ensure he books his place in the England squad for the Euros.

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Whatever the reason behind Maddison’s downturn in form, one can argue that it is now incumbent on Postecoglou to give Giovani Lo Celso a chance. The Argentine has been impressive whenever he has been handed an opportunity.

Taking Maddison out of the firing line and bringing him off the bench against tired legs might actually aid the 27-year-old in recapturing his confidence and his form.

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