In an interview with Britain’s ‘The Sun’ on the 7th (Korean time), Maddison said, “I am not naive enough to go there thinking there is no chance of Harry Kane leaving Tottenham. I did not go to Tottenham because of Kane.”
Madison, who played at Leicester City for about four years from the 2018-19 season to the 2022-23 season and recorded 55 goals and 41 assists in 203 official games, was embroiled in numerous transfer rumors following Leicester’s relegation last season. In particular, Newcastle and Tottenham showed active interest in Madison. However, Newcastle succeeded in recruiting Sandro Tonali and left the competition with Tottenham, and Leicester lowered the price tag of 60 million pounds (about 99.5 billion won) set for Maddison to 40 million pounds (about 66 billion won), and the situation changed for Tottenham. went in favor of
And last June, Tottenham officially announced, “We are pleased to announce the signing of Maddison from Leicester City. The contract period runs until 2028.” The transfer fee was approximately 40 million pounds, making it the 4th largest transfer record in Tottenham history.
Madison also expressed his thoughts about joining the team, saying, “I’m thrilled.
I’m really excited to become a Tottenham player, and it feels good to even look in the mirror while wearing the Tottenham uniform.” He continued, “I had a conversation with manager Enze Postekoglou and chairman Daniel Levy. 고스톱사이트
It was very important to talk to the manager in particular. There is something the manager said during the phone call with me: ‘Whether you come or not, you will see a completely different Tottenham under me. He said, ‘There will be.’ I was completely captivated by those words,” he said, expressing his anticipation.
And in fact, as coach Postekoglou said, Tottenham began to change. He is off to a good start with 3 wins and 1 draw in 4 league games at the start of the season. In addition, apart from the victory, Coach Postekoglou is giving great satisfaction to the fans by immediately showing the refreshing development of the attack and the build-up process that has not been seen before.
Under the excellent coach, Madison also began to soar. Madison, who had experience in the Premier League (PL), did not need a separate adjustment period. He recorded 2 assists against Brentford in the 1st round and was selected as MOM (Man of the Match), and scored 1 goal and MOM against Bournemouth in the 3rd round, and 1 goal against Burnley in the 4th round, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in 4 league games. is playing a key role.
While Kane’s future was not decided until the end of the transfer market, it was initially expected that Madison would work with Kane. However, he revealed that Kane’s progress had nothing to do with the reason he chose Tottenham. He added: “I knew there was a chance Kane could leave, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom. I had a good feeling about the new manager and new players coming in, and I didn’t feel any negative energy left over from the previous managers.” He also praised Kane, saying “I think Kane is the best No. 9 in the world. I wish he had been with us beyond pre-season, but Bayern Munich is a tremendous club and I wish him the best of luck.”
Madison then expressed great satisfaction with the team’s performance and results at the beginning of the season. He also expressed his affection for Tottenham, saying, “There was an image of negative and defensive football, but I didn’t really get that feeling at all. Everyone had a fresh start and there was a really good energy and atmosphere at the club.”