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“Moments of Magic”- James Maddison admits Tottenham star changed the game in 6-2 win

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James Maddison has admitted that Son Heung-min performance changed the outcome of the game

Speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Express) post the 6-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has admitted that Son Heung-min’s performance off the bench completely turned the game in favour of Spurs.

Maddison was honest in his assessment and believed Leicester were fully into the game until Son produced one of the best cameos off the bench and secured the victory for Spurs.

“Son comes on, produces a couple of moments of magic, the game gets stretched and it ends up 6-2 which looks like a ridiculous scoreline. It’s hard to take.”

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory with the match-ball after scoring a hat-trick against Leicester City.
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory with the match-ball after scoring a hat-trick against Leicester City. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

In fairness to Maddison, he is correct with his analysis as until the moment Son was introduced, it felt like the game could go any side with the Foxes giving a tough competition to Antonio Conte’s men.

With the game at 2-2, many would not predict a scoreline of 6-2 with thirty minutes to spare but as admitted by Maddison, Son came on and produced ‘moments of magic’ and notched a hattrick in just under fourteen minutes.

This would give a world of confidence to the South Korean international, who had failed to score before his impressive cameo against Leicester City and would allow him to kickstart his campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur DOF Fabio Paratici has added quality options from the bench with an impressive transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur DOF Fabio Paratici has added quality options from the bench with an impressive transfer window. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Yesterday’s win over Leicester showcased the quality of the squad and not just the playing eleven, providing Antonio Conte with impressive and varied options to dictate the outcome of a match.

Spurs Director of Football Fabio Paratici deserves credit for bringing in quality and essential reinforcements and creating a situation where a star player can be rested with an able alternative for the manager to choose from.

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Coming from the bench was actually beneficial for Son as it allowed him to freshen up his mind and with players like Richarlison in the squad, it allows Conte to field different structures according to the level of the opposition.

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