SKY SPORTS pundit Jamie Redknapp is in no doubt who has ‘single-handedly’ changed the way Tottenham play.
James Maddison received praise from Sky Sports pundit Jamie RedknappAlamy
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And he saved his praise for James Maddison, who scooped the man of the match award for his efforts.
Talking after the game, Redknapp said: “Son has just gone in there seamlessly. You forget how good he is as a striker sometimes. He’s been amazing, five goals in his last two away games.
“James Maddison I think has single handedly changed the way they play. Maddison, receiving the ball on the half-turn. They always had that player who could do something differently, get the ball, play with no fear.
“He nearly lost the ball, and cost his team a goal, with the [Gabriel] Jesus moment. You think ‘how’s he going to react after this?’ Then he makes the goal, then he makes another goal. The way he plays gives everyone a calmness and assurance about him.
“I just feel that he’s made such a difference to that team and the way that they play now.”
Maddison was the catalyst for Spurs to fight back TWICE against their North London rivals.
Maddison then picked Jorginho’s pocket and nicked the ball away from the Italy international before releasing the South Korean to score his second.
However, he was forced off 12 minutes from time moments after he suffered an awful looking knee injury, when he got his foot caught in the Emirates turf and jarred his leg.