Tottenham summer signing James Maddison has been told he'll be 'rocked' by his first experience in a North London Derby ahead of this afternoon's clash against Arsenal. The 26-year-old arrived at Spurs from Leicester City after their relegation last season for a fee of £40million.
Since then, he's been the focal point of their attack after he registered two assists on his debut in a 2-2 draw against Brentford. Maddison then went on to find the net against both Bournemouth and Burnley before playing a vital role in their record-breaking 2-1 comeback against Sheffield United last weekend.
It comes as manager Ange Postecoglou looks to continue his fantastic start to life in the Premier League following four wins from their first five matches, with only Manchester City's 100 percent winning record in between them and the top of the table. Arsenal are also on a great run of their own, with goal difference being the only thing to split the two sides ahead of the first 'unbeaten' North London Derby since September 1990.
Maddison himself has admitted that the energy around the club is 'special' since their fast start to the campaign, as he told Sky Sports earlier this week. He said: «We don't want to get too carried away. It's our job to stay focused and keep going.
»But I'd be lying if I said it doesn't feel like there's something special in the air at the minute. Just because of the feeling and the way we won against Sheffield United… I've never experienced something like that."
While Maddison gets used to new experiences alongside his new Spurs teammates, they'll have their biggest task yet ahead of them as they travel to what is sure to be a hostile Emirates Stadium this afternoon. Just six of their starting XI from the clashRead on football.london