Maddison feels “at the top of his game” after start to life at Spurs

James Maddison says he feels “at the top of his game” after a fine start to life at Tottenham.

Spurs went into the international break top of the Premier League and the former Leicester City playmaker has two goals and five assists in his eight matches so far.

When asked if he was in the best form of his career, Maddison replied: “Potentially. I feel really good.

“I feel at the top of my game, and that is contributing to wins at the minute. We have started the season really well and we have got a good momentum.

“The international break has probably come at a bit of an annoying time.

“You would never ever not want to represent your country – because I always say it is the pinnacle when I am away with England – but if I have got my club head on, we are in good form, we are in good momentum, we are unbeaten in the league in eight.

“We came back after the last international break and hit the ground running again and won late against Sheffield United in brilliant circumstances. Hopefully we can do the same off the back of this one and continue the form.”

Maddison has relished the responsibility given to him so far this season by Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou – who named the 26-year-old as part of his leadership group alongside Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero – but does not think his character is different as a result.

“I haven’t changed at all,” he added.

“I captained Leicester last season on several occasions. I have always been a leader in terms of talking and in messages before the game – because that’s how I get myself going as well.

“This season, for example, Ange gave me the vice captaincy at the club – which was really nice – but that didn’t really change how I would be.

“I will still try to be vocal and bring the leadership qualities I have. Every player is different, but that is just how I do it. That has not changed since I have gone to Spurs. You might have noticed it more maybe because it is slightly a bigger club with more coverage.”

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