Danny Murphy says Martin Odegaard edges over Spurs star in one area

Danny Murphy suggests one area where Martin Odegaard is better that Tottenham’s James Maddison. He says that Odegaard is better than the latter because Maddison does not get to play full 90 minutes regularly. Murphy was speaking on the FIVE YouTube channel with the Spurs star making an exceptional start to the campaign following his move from Leicester City. Hotspurs have a done a great job in signing James Maddison from the relegated Foxes this summer. Furthermore, he carries his great form to the London club as well. The Englishman has provided five assists and scored two goals since his arrival at Tottenham. In addition to this, he is also the vice-captain of the team and is proving out to be a bargain for £40m.

Danny Murphy expressed his views on Odegaard and Maddison

Danny Murphy was asked if Maddison deserves to be put in the list with Bruno or Odegaard. He says that there might still be one concern for the former Leicester man. He told FIVE ,

“I think he’s up there with all of them in terms of his ability to create and make chances. I think the only question mark over Maddison which he seems to be doing pretty damn well at the beginning of this season is his defensive duties.

“Does he press with real intent or is it a bit more gestured? When it’s tight and hard and things aren’t going his way. He brings him off a lot, and Leicester did as well. Odegaard, I very rarely see him come off and he’s still pressing at the end, fit as, as well as the creativity.

“So that’s the only little bit I’d say with Maddison. But in terms of creativity, opening up a defence, finding a bit of space that no-one can; I’d like to see him score a few more with his ability, but he does chip in. But he’s got to be in the conversation with all those you just mentioned.

What was he, £40 million? It’s looking like a snip.

Tottenham fans may disagree with Murphy’s statement. However, it will be very interesting to watch who comes out with a better season as both Arsenal and Tottenham share equal points on the top so far.

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