Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecglou has praised summer signing James Maddison after were named Premier League Manager and Player of the Month for August, respectively.
Postecoglou has enjoyed an impressive start to life at Tottenham having headed into the international break unbeaten in the top flight with three wins and a draw to his name, with the only blot on his copybook coming in the Carabao Cup defeat at Fulham where he made nine changes to his starting line up.
It has been a double scoop for Tottenham with James Maddison having earlier today picked up the Player of the Month award for the same month in which the summer signing from Leicester City provided two assists and found the back of the net on a couple of occasions (transfermarkt).
James Maddison is a leader at Tottenham
Maddison has helped to full a much-needed creative void left by the departure of Christian Eriksen and with Harry Kane having headed to Bayern Munich, it has been Tottenham’s new number ten who has stepped up to the plate to deliver.
Postecoglou told Football.London when asked if he has been impressed with Maddison’s leadership as much as his quality: “Spot on, that’s what’s been really pleasing. I think for us it was a fairly low risk acquisition because he’s just a quality player. We knew that but the way he’s embraced the whole football club, his contribution on and off the field, he’s part of the leadership group, the way he’s embraced the whole group and the whole club has been fantastic for us.
“As I said we haven’t had an ideal build-up leading into the season and him coming in and I guess what you’re looking for from players like him is to come in with an enthusiasm and a freshness that maybe with players who were here last year and carrying some baggage, him and the others that have come in have created a really good energy around the place.
“I’m delighted for Madders and as you said it’s as much for what he’s done around the club as what he’s done on the field.”
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