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“Iconic number”- Tottenham newboy keen to embrace the challenge of donning legendary number

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James Maddison relishing the responsibility that comes with the Tottenham number 10 shirt.

James Maddison relishing the responsibility that comes with the Tottenham number 10 shirt

In an interview with Match of the Day, James Maddison has spoken out about relishing the pressure that comes with the number 10 shirt that he inherited from former Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane.

The talismanic striker, having etched his name in Tottenham’s history books as their all-time leading goalscorer, bid farewell to the White Hart Lane faithful as he embarked on a new chapter with Bayern Munich.

However, as one chapter closes, another one begins. The footballing realm is in a perpetual state of evolution, and Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham’s manager, faces the monumental task of filling the void left by Kane.

In a sport where legends are not easily replaced, Postecoglou stands undaunted, backed by an arsenal of attacking prowess. Among the talents poised to shine on the North London stage, none shine as bright as James Maddison.

Maddison, a summer arrival at Tottenham, brings with him a treasure trove of Premier League experience. In a riveting debut that left fans clamouring for more, he dazzled against Brentford, delivering two impeccable assists.

The newly donned number 10 jersey may carry the weight of expectations, but Maddison welcomes it with open arms. Here is what he had to say about the added pressure that comes with such an iconic number

“It’s not that big, this is only a small. “When we found out Harry was leaving the club, the club said ‘It’s free if you want it.’ I want that responsibility. I want that pressure. I love the number 10 as well, it’s such an iconic number”

James Maddison relishing the responsibility that comes with the Tottenham number 10 shirt.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
The baton has been passed on (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The shadow of Harry Kane looms large over Tottenham. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players to have graced the pitch in the club’s history. As Maddison acknowledges, following in Kane’s footsteps is an “honour,” a responsibility he accepts with humility.

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The torch has been passed, and Maddison stands poised to lead Tottenham in the absence of Harry Kane. Let’s see how this situation pans out.

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