England international midfielder James Maddison, who joined Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League last summer, has fallen under the spell of “Nice Guy” Son Heung-min. In an interview with a local British media outlet, Maddison expressed his love for Son Heung-min.
In an interview published by the Daily Mail on June 23 (KST), Maddison said, “He’s a natural Nice Guy,” adding, “He’s the kind of person you want to hug every morning when you wake up. I’m sure a lot of Tottenham fans would love to hug him every morning. Luckily, I get to do that,” he beamed.
Maddison played for Leicester City for five seasons, until last season, where he developed into one of the Premier League’s leading midfielders. In total, he scored 44 goals and provided 41 assists in 203 appearances for the Foxes and earned an England cap. Tottenham snapped him up for £40 million ($67 billion) this summer, recognizing his unique passing, breakaway runs, and powerful kicks.
It’s early in the season, but Tottenham are already feeling the Maddison effect. Even without star Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), they are unbeaten through eight games (W6 D2 L2) and top of the league after eight rounds. As of the 23rd, they are fourth in the league with one less game played. Maddison has also been strong with two goals and five assists in the same period. He leads the Spurs offense alongside Son Heung-min, who has six goals.
“I didn’t know Son at all when I played for Leicester City,” Maddison says, “but he came up to me after the game and shook my hand, gave me a hug, and praised my play. He didn’t have to do that, but he did. It was impressive that he was willing to give his time to others.”
He continued to praise his captaincy. “He’s a warm person and a fantastic captain,” he said. “No one on the team wants to let him down. He sets a high standard, and it’s infectious to the rest of the squad and transforms the team.”
Maddison’s next challenge is to perfect his chemistry with captain, star, and ace Son Heung-min. “The striker I played with at my previous club was Jamie Vardy. He had different qualities to Son Heung-min,” he said, adding, “As a midfielder, you have to be on the same wavelength as our striker to be successful. “As a midfielder, you have to be on the same wavelength as our striker to be successful. If I give him the ball and he (the striker) doesn’t do what I want him to do, it’s not working. “You have to have the best relationship on the pitch. It means we have to get used to each other,” he said, adding that he hopes to complete the bromance on the pitch.토스카지노
Meanwhile, Maddison praised Tottenham boss Anze Postecoglou’s leadership style, describing him as an “alpha male”. “He’s a great motivational speaker,” he says, “and he’s able to relate football to life and family in a way that’s easy to understand. When he speaks, he captures the attention of the players, and afterward, he has the power to make us all play to the best of our ability.”
Spurs have had a favorable schedule this season compared to some of the league’s top contenders. Last season’s eighth-place finish and failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League is a positive for this season’s competition. They were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) early, so they can focus on the regular season.
Their recent fixtures have been favorable, with a series of mid-table matches against Fulham on the 24th, Crystal Palace on the 28th, and Chelsea on the 7th of next month.