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James Maddison said Ange Postecoglou’s confidence when discussing a move to Tottenham made him want to work for the Australian.
He said Postecoglou’s promise that things “will change at Tottenham” regardless of whether he signed or not inspired him.
Maddison moved from Leicester to London for £45 million in the summer and has been in top form ever since, scoring three goals and five assists in all competitions.
Postecoglou has revitalized Tottenham, leading them to top spot in the Premier League with a mix of stylish football and charisma.
“We obviously talked about how I would fit in with his style of play and my style of play, what position and all those detailed things,” Maddison said A league of its own.
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Maddison says Postecoglou’s confidence that Tottenham would move made an impression
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“But in the end he said, ‘Well, really good to talk about. But James, whether you decide to come or not, you will see a completely different Tottenham team.”
“I just liked the confidence with which he said it – you can come and be a part of it or you can go somewhere else and it will change at Tottenham anyway.”
“And that kind of left me with that moment where I was like, yeah, I want to work for this guy.”
Unbeaten in ten games, Spurs are off to their best Premier League start ever and no manager has had a better start since the top flight was renamed in 1992.
Spurs sit at the top of the table with 26 points but will be tested in their next six games against the likes of Manchester City, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Chelsea.
Maddison won the Premier League Player of the Month award in August, while Postecoglou won the Manager award this month and in September.