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Joe Cole praises one Tottenham Hotspur star saying he is better than everyone’s expectations

Former Premier League star, Joe Cole, has praised one Tottenham Hotspur midfielder. Cole kids his verdict on Tottenham star, James Maddison, after Everton’s game. The Englishman laid one assist in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

When the North London club signed him for £40m from Leicester City, there was a lot of excitement. However, only few would have expected him to rise above those expectations and be much more better. Indeed, this point is highlighted by the former Cheslea man. Speaking about Maddison, the former Chelsea midfielder admitted that Tottenham fans probably never realised just how important the England man was going to become.

He’s a joy to watch. When he signed I don’t’ think even Tottenham fans realised how important he would be to their style of play. He just picks up these positions behind Gueye and then like we saw for the second goal he’s got lovely feet and body movement. He’s not quick, he just shifts the ball with his feet and it’s so good.”

Where does Maddison rank among the current midfielders in PL?

There are a number of fine midfielders in the Premier League. However, it seems that James has gone to another level when it comes delivering on the field. Although there is a lot of competition in the England team, but he can be fit to start for the Three Lions as well.

For Tottenham, it is obviously a major boost to see Maddison back on field after sustaining an injury. The assist by him shows how crucial he is for that midfield role in Ange Postecoglou’s side. If Tottenham are to make into top four this season, Maddison is going to be a huge part of it. The fans will hope that their superstar does not sustain any more setbacks for rest of the campaign.

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