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‘Unbelievable’: Jermain Defoe suggests 26-year-old was born to play for Tottenham Hotspur

Jermain Defoe has hailed James Maddison for the impact he has made at Tottenham Hotspur following his summer transfer from relegated, Leicester City.

Ange Postecoglou’s side sit loud and proud at the top of the Premier League table, with James Maddison at the heart of their success – Michael Owen spoke about how Maddison just doesn’t care.

Former striker Jermain Defoe, who works as an academy coach at Tottenham, would be in and around the training ground at Hotspur Way and he is loving what he is seeing from the team.

After ten Premier League games, there have been many talking points as to who has been the best signing of the summer so far, with Defoe clear that it has been James Maddison, as he told Premier League Productions (29/10/23 at 9:20 pm). 

The 26-year-old has five assists and three goals this season, only failing to contribute to a goal from four matches this term, which proves the difference he is making. 

For years and years, Spurs fans were crying for a player of James Maddison’s ilk, with Defoe suggesting that the Englishman was born to play for the club.

James Maddison born to play for Tottenham

“Maddison has been, for me, probably the best signing of the season,” said Defoe. “He is a Tottenham player, if that makes sense. Unbelievable signing. Really, really good.”

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The return of Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs will welcome their London rivals Chelsea for their next Premier League fixture, with Mauricio Pochettino set to make his first return to his old stomping ground.

Given that Spurs kick off on Monday night, there is every chance that they could be sitting in fourth place by the time they play.

Either way, destiny is in their own hands because, beat Chelsea, and Spurs will go back to the top of the table. 

And if that happens, then it will be far sweeter for the Spurs faithful because it would pile more misery on Chelsea, who are sitting 11th in the Premier League table. 

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