Tottenham super-signing gets off to the best start ever…wins first PL Player of the Month award
James Maddison has been honored for his performance in the Premier League (PL) in August 2023.
The PL Secretariat announced via its official channels on Friday (July 15) that “Maddison has been named EA SPORTS Player of the Month for August, earning the award for the first time in his career. “Since joining Tottenham Hotspur from Leicester City last summer, Maddison has started unbeaten for his new club and has made an immediate impact,” the organization said in announcing Maddison’s selection as Player of the Month.
“I’ve been nominated a few times, but it feels great to actually win it,” said Maddison. “It’s never easy being a new player at a new PL club, so if you’d suggested it to me (winning Player of the Month), I would have bitten your hand off,” he joked happily.
“There are so many famous, elite players who have won this award in the past and now. I’m happy to be in that group, and this award will look great on my mantelpiece,” he said proudly.
It was a well-deserved honor for Maddison. When Leicester were relegated, he was looking for a new club, and between Newcastle and Tottenham, he chose Spurs. He said he was drawn to Spurs by the leadership of manager Enze Postecoglou.
Spurs have struggled without a proper playmaker since Christian Eriksen’s departure to Inter Milan, and while Harry Kane has filled that role and performed well, they can’t always rely on him. Postecoglou wanted a midfield resource to free up the attack, and that’s exactly what he got in Maddison.
Tottenham signed him for €46.3 million and immediately made him a starter. With Kane’s departure, Tottenham gave him a lot of responsibility by giving him Kane’s number 10 shirt. Despite being a new signing, Postecoglou showed a lot of trust in him by giving him the role of vice-captain.바카라
It could have been a daunting start, but Madison made a huge impact in the team’s three league games in August, helping the team rise to the occasion. He had one goal and two assists. In September, Madison’s form continued.