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‘Fits the club perfectly’: Peter Crouch says £45m player looks like he was born to play for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur may have lost Harry Kane this summer, but it didn’t take them too long to find a new hero.

Indeed, James Maddison has taken up the mantel as being Spurs’ star man brilliantly, and, to be honest, Spurs are looking better than ever right now.

Maddison just looks like he fits in at Tottenham to a tee. He’s cut from the same cloth as the likes of Rafa Van der Vaart, Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle. He can create something out of nothing and look like he’s not even trying while doing it.

Speaking to 90Min, Peter Crouch has given Maddison some serious praise, and he says that the midfielder, quite simply, looks like the perfect fit at Spurs right now.

Perfect fit

Crouch discussed the £45 million player and how well he fits Spurs.

“Having the supporters on your side once more is fantastic. It was toxic at times under Mourinho and Conte,” Crouch added.

“They have a player there in James Maddison who just looks like he fits the club perfectly,”

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Even though Maddison has just recently became a member of Tottenham, it seems as though he already represents everything that this team should stand for.

With a little swagger, entertaining, and a bit of an attack. Sadly, Spurs have lost that in recent years. That is the Tottenham way.

However, with Ange Postecoglou in charge and Maddison controlling everything on the field, Spurs are gradually returning to their proper state.


Ange must unleash Spurs’ “scary” 6ft 1 gem today, he can cause Sheff Utd “problems” – opinion

The Tottenham manager might give one of his starting offensive players the chance to shine in place of Dejan Kulusevski.

Tottenham Hotspur can maintain its unblemished start in the Premier League by defeating newly promoted strugglers Sheffield United at home this afternoon. The Lilywhites are currently on a run of three straight top-flight triumphs before to the break.

Ange Postecoglou, the club’s new manager, has had a strong start to life in the Spurs dugout. The 58-year-old was later voted the division’s Manager of the Month for August after a decisive 5-2 victory away to Burnley last time out.

The north Londoners’ strong efforts were also recognised further as summer signing James Maddison – who has two goals and two assists from just four league outings this season – followed his manager by being named the league’s Player of the Month, with the 26-year-old seemingly among those destined to feature from the off yet again against the Blades.

What is the Tottenham team news vs Sheffield United?

It will be a tremendous relief for Postecoglou and the team to learn that Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero are both set to be fit to play later today, despite the fact that the duo had a number of injury worries while away on international duty over the previous week or so.

Giovani Lo Celso, a playmaker for the Lilywhites, is still healing from a muscular injury, so he might not be available. Long-term absentee Rodrigo Bentancur is currently recovering from his illness.

With the rest of the squad all largely “fit, well and available” – as per Postecoglou – it should ensure that deadline day signing Brennan Johnson is in line for a debut, with the Wales international only watching on in the recent victory at Turf Moor.

Will Brennan Johnson play against Sheffield United?

The 22-year-old could be introduced into the starting XI against a team that has only earned one point so far this season, with that point coming against another relegation-threatened team, Everton, last time out. However, as the old saying goes, no game in the top division is ever simple.

The Bramall Lane team appears to be aware of the Nottingham native’s “causes so many problems with his pace and vision” (as previously praised by journalist Josh Bunting) given that the Spurs’ new man has scored twice in just five career encounters with the team that will face them today.

Following a 2022–23 season in which the young player scored eight goals in his first Premier League season, it is hoped that Johnson will soon be dazzling in Lilywhite and bolstering an attacking unit that was hurt hard by the loss of talisman Harry Kane last month.

While recent hat-trick hero Son is expected to keep his spot through the centre, flanked by Manor Solomon down the left (who registered two assists against the Clarets), it’s possible that the £47.5m acquisition will end up on the right wing.

Although the jury is still out on whether the Swede is particularly well suited to Postecoglou’s demands, 90min reported earlier in the summer that the former Celtic manager was not overly convinced by the wing wizard. Dejan Kulusevski has started every league game thus far this season in that wide berth and scored against Bournemouth back in August.


Playing on the right “doesn’t maximise Kulusevski’s ball-striking, large space ball-carrying, ability to turn with pressure on his back & weighting of [through] balls,” according to recognized insider Premier League Panel, which is why a position in the midfield ranks could be a better option.

With regard to Johnson, the 6 foot 1 superstar, whose potential has been dubbed “quite scary” by international teammate Aaron Ramsey, will undoubtedly be eager to get settled in quickly. Today may be the ideal day for Postecoglou to begin the bedding-in process.

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