Friday, September 29, 2023

James Maddison enjoys dream Tottenham debut with two assists and ends game as captain

James Maddison enjoyed a successful Tottenham debut on Sunday as he bagged two assists against Brentford.

Prior to the 2-2 draw against the Bees, it was announced he has taken the no.10 shirt at Spurs after Harry Kane’s move to Bayern Munich.

Maddison was on hand to assist twice for his new Spurs teammatesGetty

He also took the captain’s armband in the latter stages of the drawSky Sports

Maddison was also named as a vice-captain alongside Cristian Romero on Saturday, with Heung-min Son taking the armband permanently.

All three were named in Ange Postecoglou’s starting XI for their trip to the Bees, with their new boy arguably the best of the lot.

After 11 minutes, with the match being delayed due to a sanitation issue, he proved to be the provider for Spurs’ opening goal as his free-kick met the head of Romero.

Brentford were on hand to respond soon after though as Bryan Mbeumo netted from the spot after Son’s foul on Mathias Jensen.

Yoane Wissa then put the hosts in front as both sides edged towards the half-time whistle.

However during 11 added minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half, Maddison assisted Emerson Royal’s strike to equalise.

Neither side were as prolific in front of goal during the second half though as they settled for a point a piece.

Maddison will be pleased to have put in such a good performance on his debut, and things got even better in the 75th minute.

It’s fair to say he shined on his Spurs debutGetty

He was all over their attack in west London

Son was replaced by Ivan Perisic for the remainder of the match and with Romero also off the pitch, the 26-year-old became captain.

His summer move to Spurs has offered him the chance to return to the Premier League after Leicester’s relegation.

It hasn’t taken long for him to make a good impression though as the north London side begin life without Kane.

Spurs fans will surely be buzzing to see him make his competitive home debut next Saturday when they face Manchester United.

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