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“Geez your a machine”- Tottenham star James Maddison hails 22-year-old Dutch centre-back

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder James Maddison praises new signing Micky van de Ven for his impressive display against Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur midfield general James Maddison had nothing but good words for defender Micky van de Ven following their recent victory over Liverpool. The English star described the centre-back as a “machine” due to his impressive performance in the match.

This was a highly competitive match that left the Reds feeling they were unfairly defeated in North London.

Curtis Jones received a straight red card, Luis Diaz had a goal disallowed for offside, and Diogo Jota was sent off in the second half.

Despite their struggles, it appeared that the Merseyside club might secure a 1-1 draw with a solid defensive display.

James Maddison praises Tottenham Hotspur star Micky van de Ven after his impressive performance against Liverpool
James Maddison praises Tottenham Hotspur star Micky van de Ven after his impressive performance against Liverpool (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

However, a late, unexpected turn of events occurred when Pedro Porro’s cross was hit into his own net by Joel Matip, giving Tottenham an exhilarating last-minute victory.

Liverpool may feel quite upset about the match, but Spurs fans are unlikely to share those sentiments. The stadium erupted with joy when Matip gave away the three points in the end to a rejuvenated Ange Postecoglou’s’ side.

Among all the players, defender Micky van de Ven has been a vital player for the manager. He joined the North London outfit from Wolfsburg in a £43 million deal during the summer.

The Dutch star has made a strong impression early in his Tottenham career, displaying exceptional speed in defence and confidence in playing from the back.

The 22-year-old celebrated the huge three-point win against Liverpool on Instagram, admiring the electric atmosphere at the game. Midfielder Maddison also chipped in, describing him as a “machine” and continuing to be impressed by Van de Ven’s impact.

Micky van de Ven has been solid at the back for Tottenham Hotspur this season
Micky van de Ven has been solid at the back for Tottenham Hotspur this season (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Saturday’s victory must have been particularly satisfying for Spurs, especially since Liverpool had been strongly linked with the former Bundesliga star during the summer transfer window.

Despite the Reds’ interest, they didn’t pursue a transfer, and now it’s Tottenham who are benefiting from the defender’s impressive displays.

While the youngster may have more standout defensive performances in the future, his speed in covering the ground and his ability to initiate Tottenham’s attacks were on full display in the match against Liverpool.

This performance didn’t go unnoticed by his teammates, and the praise from Maddison highlights the player’s value in the squad.

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There is still a lot more to come from the Dutch star, and the fans will be happy to get a dependable player at the back.

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