Four impressive Premier League games have Ange’s Tottenham perched in second place, with a set of scintillating performances that have caught the eyes of the entire division. James Maddison has been the shining light for Spurs so far, racking up two goals and two assists already.

The attacking midfielder has already been named co-captain and is absolutely essential to the new style Spurs are playing.

Maddison was signed from Leicester in the summer with an aim to fill the creative void that had been absent since Christian Eriksen’s departure in 2020.

James Maddison has been top-class so far for Spurs, exceeding expectations with his influence off and on the pitch.

He opened his account against Bournemouth at the Vitality but was largely impactful in Tottenham’s dominant 5-2 victory at Turf Moor on Saturday, with a particularly impressive finish from outside the box.

James Maddison Ange Postecoglou

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This signing will unquestionably be Ange Postecoglou’s most important as Spurs manager. James Maddison is critical to the free-flowing, progressive brand of football which has the fans excitable.

The 26-year-old has been fantastic in speedy transitions in which his accurate passing and ability to think quickly allows Spurs to catch teams out, such as in the build-up for the 5th goal at Turf Moor.

A guarantee is goal contributions with the talent of Maddison. His prowess on set-pieces provides a greater chance for goals, and his ball-striking is one of the best in the Premier League as shown at his previous club. The long-range striking ability will be crucial in games in which Spurs may struggle to break down the opposition.

Maddison is an incredibly intuitive and intelligent footballer and has the ability to draw fouls and frustrate opposition when necessary. The advanced midfielder is typically booed by opposition fans due to his streetwise nature of playing. Ange Postecoglou must be more than delighted by the start he has made.

For these reasons, James Maddison is the crown jewel in Ange Postecoglou’s plans to build Spurs back stronger after the team failed to finish in a European spot last season. Maddison is the definition of a perfect signing for this system and will undoubtedly remain a constant in this Spurs team for the years to come.

Maddison is already Postecoglou’s Spurs talisman

Just months after joining the club, Maddison was already awarded the role of co-captain with Cristian Romero after impressing Ange Postecoglou, who expressed enthusiasm about Maddison’s performance on Saturday; “Madders was good. He’s obviously a creative force for us. He’s a quality player and a quality person” [BBC].

Ahead of the Bournemouth game, James Maddison conveyed how it is to play under Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs; “When he talks you believe what he’s saying and the way he wants to play. It’s almost non-negotiable, you have to play his football and that football suits me” [TNT Sports].

The impact that James Maddison has had on Tottenham is already exciting, with the future looking promising with the English attacking midfielder at the heart and spine of this new look team under Ange Postecoglou.

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