James Maddison has proven to be the creative heart of Ange Postecoglou’s new Tottenham team

James Madison

James Madison’s smile said it all. “Southgate’s right, you f–ing sh–e” taunted the Bournemouth supporters as he waited for a corner kick in the first half.

He answered with an evil smile. Nothing could be further from the truth as spursThe new talisman lit up the stormy Vitality Stadium, scoring his first goal for the club in a match where he was MVP by far.

Joining the English coach’s next team would be a formality if his form continues at the start of the season.

Maddison soon enjoyed another verbal exchange with a Bournemouth fan who accused him of cheating, showing his infectious grin again and pointing to the scoreboard in reply.

“It’s all just a play,” Ange Postecoglou laughed. Reflecting on his performance, he added, “Nobody was happier than me when we got it.”

“I was happy. I wouldn’t say I’m amazed but I’m thrilled with the player I have. The way he embraced the whole club, where he is now in his life, he really wants to be the person who’s that creative force for us and he’s embraced every part of our footballing paradigm.” coffee beans.

Angie Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou started well at Spurs, winning games and playing in style that made Spurs fans happy – REUTERS/David Klein

It is a model also embraced by Tottenham fans, who greeted the impressive victory with chants of “We’ve got Tottenham back”, an apparent reference to the realism and negativity of the eras of Conte, Nuno and Mourinho.

There is still a lot for Postecoglou to improve. At the start of the second half, a better attack than Bournemouth would have certainly punished the remaining spaces after numerous losses of possession.

But it is remarkable what the Spurs manager has achieved in such a short period of time, and there was plenty for fans on the south coast to get excited about.

dual axle l Eve Bisuma And Delightful door Impressed, providing a platform for Madison to shine.

Odoji’s fate He impressed both offensively and defensively at left-back while Mickie van de Ven and Christian Romero They were strong and mostly close-knit in their blossoming partnership.

as against Manchester UnitedPerhaps the only concern is performance Richarlisonwho started well and missed a good scoring opportunity and then faded badly before being pulled.

“He just needs to work hard and keep contributing to the team, contributing to our success and overcoming the challenges we face,” Postecoglou said.

“There is no time in this game for people to think or think introspectively about where they are. Ritchie will work hard, he is a good footballer and he will achieve his goals.

Madison came close to scoring minutes before he did so Neto He gifted a pass to Son and fed the England midfielder. Max Aarons He quickly came back in time to take the power off his low shot.

But in their next attack, a quick exchange of passes between the two teams Pedro Burrow Bissouma set up an assist for Sarr, who sent the perfect pass to Maddison for a deft finish.

Tottenham looked like they could score with every attack. Another quick break saw Maddison pick Richarlison whose effort saw him come off the line with a final recovery from Joe Rothwell After clever moves from the Brazilian.

The hosts were very close to equalizing in the last attack of the first half. Quick break from Justin Kluivert saw the ball up Philip Billing He curled the shot just outside the far post.

This provided coach Andoni Iraola’s team with the motivation they continued in the second half. Spurs looked weak and Antoine Ciminio He came close to equalizing when he volleyed wide of the goal.

Postecoglou responded by bringing Ivan Perisic And soon Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tottenham doubled their advantage.

Udogie exchanged passes with Son and pulled off the sideline Diane Kulusevski To the house on the side foot.

Bournemouth are by no means shy here, but they will be keen to avoid playing well without a score, which has been the pattern of their season so far.

“We knew from the start that we had a very difficult schedule to start, and now we have some important players out with injuries, but we have to keep competing and trying to get points from every game,” Irola said.

“Up until 2-0, the team was playing really well and it looked like at that moment we had chances to make it 1-1, but from there maybe we lacked a bit of strength and they were more comfortable with the ball. We didn’t finish well.”

Postecoglou celebrates his 58th birthday today, but he’s not thinking of his wife, who didn’t have time to plan the festivities.

“We always put off birthday celebrations depending on the outcome, so I’m sure my wife is scrambling to arrange something,” he smiled.

That day belonged to Madison who was still smiling as he spoke after the match. “I’m really happy with the goal – it was a great move and I had a good run, which I’ve been working on because I want to score more goals. I set myself a target in terms of goals and assists, but I won’t tell you what it is”.

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