The 27-year-old Spurs player, in Roy Keane’s opinion, is “not as good as everyone is making out.”
James Maddison is a fantastic player, but Roy Keane believes that many people overrate the Tottenham midfielder.
In his final two seasons at the King Power Stadium, Maddison was one of the few bright spots on a dismal Leicester City team. The 27-year-old was acquired by Tottenham in the summer after the Foxes’ relegation.
The offensive midfielder has significantly exceeded expectations with the start he made to his career in North London, even though the transfer was initially considered as a respectable coup for Spurs. Up until his injury, he was perhaps the finest player in the Premier League.
Now that he is playing in a system that seems to fit him perfectly and is surrounded by better players, the England international looks to have elevated his game.
Now that Maddison appears to be well enough to play in Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Manchester City, supporters of the team are eager to see him back on the field (The Telegraph).
James Madison, according to Roy Keane, is being overhyped.
Keane, meanwhile, is not persuaded that the Spurs vice captain’s return would have the significant impact that some believe it will.
About Maddison, the legendary Man United player said to the Stick to Football podcast, “I think he is a good player.” Not as excellent as what people are portraying. Though I think he’s a wonderful player, I don’t think he’s going to be as excellent as De Bruyne returning to them.
Given his technical skill and vision, one could argue that Maddison is just as vital to the Spurs team as De Bruyne is to Man City. The 27-year-old can penetrate defenses in a manner that no other Tottenham player can.