James Maddison believes ‘something special’ is in the air at Spurs following the club’s impressive start under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
Spurs are unbeaten in five Premier League games this season and travel to face Arsenal this weekend, level on points with their north London rivals.
Spurs have impressed in the infancy of Postecoglou’s tenure, with the former Celtic manager having implemented an eye-catching brand of attacking football.
Maddison was named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month after his own impressive start for Spurs, having signed for the club from relegated Leicester during the summer.
The England international discussed the optimism at the club and said he believes ‘something special’ is coming for Spurs.
“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,” Maddison told Sky Sports.
“Just because of the feeling and the way we won against Sheffield United… I’ve never experienced something like that.”
Arsenal will start this weekend’s clash as favourites after a runners-up finish in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners have not lost a league game at home to Spurs since 2010. However, Maddison believes Arsenal will be well aware of Spurs’ strong start.
“If you ask the Arsenal camp, I don’t think it’s a brilliant time that they’d want to play us because we’ve started the season well. I had a little bit of banter with Bukayo [Saka] and Rammers [Aaron Ramsdale] and Declan [Rice] on England duty, all in good spirit, and I’m really looking forward to the game.
“It’s these big occasions where we have to show we can progress as a team and continue these results on the big occasions. We want to show the Tottenham way and the new way we’ve got of playing under this manager.
“We’re still early in the manager’s reign but if you’re a fan that’s been watching you’ll have seen changes to the team. We’re not at the end goal yet because it’s a process and takes a long time.
“Just like you saw with Mikel Arteta, he went in and had a bit of a shaky start at times and now Arsenal are one of the most consistent performers in the league last year and were very close to winning the title.”