A true “game-changer,” according to Ange Postecoglou, is now probably going to start for Tottenham today.
Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, has downplayed worries about James Maddison’s fitness in advance of their Premier League encounter on Saturday.
The playmaker for Spurs had his first start of the season in the middle of the week, and on Wednesday night, he helped the Lilywhites defeat Brentford 3-2.
Due to an ankle injury, Maddison has not played since mid-November. He made his FA Cup debut on the bench against Manchester City.
Against the Bees, the 27-year-old took a little while to shake off the cobwebs, but he soon settled into the game and looked up to date.
For the majority of the match, Maddison controlled the play, and in the second half, his blocked shot set up Richarlison’s score.
Tottenham Hotspur versus Brentford Football Club – League One
Towards the end of the match, the England international had to leave the game due to cramps.
This raised some concerns about Maddison’s availability right away given the short turnaround between games and whether or not he could take a nap.
“He’s a professional footballer, mate,” Postecoglou said in response to a question from football.london about whether Maddison would be okay to start against Everton.
“I hope so, because I think Madders will be good for tomorrow if we’re going to be playing in Europe, unless he wants to pick and choose which games to play.”
Tottenham is returning to form as personnel concerns disappear.
This is excellent news. Spurs have really missed Maddison, who is a “game-changer” of a player, so it’s nice to get him back and swiftly catch up.
Tottenham had a strong start to the season, but as injuries and bans took their toll, their performance faltered. They are back in the top four, though, and they have managed to stay afloat.
Spurs will be keen to start and secure their place in the Champions League spots now that the injury situation is improving and it won’t be long until all of the players from the international tournament return.