James Maddison says he is keen to repay the faith Spurs have shown in him after scoring his first goal for the club at Bournemouth.
Maddison opened the scoring as Ange Postecoglou’s side extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign, before Dejan Kulusevski turned home a second to earn the north Londoners a 2-0 win on the south coast.
Maddison has made an impressive start since signing for Spurs from Leicester during the summer and has outlined his determination to become the club’s creative outlet under Postecoglou.
“I’m really happy with that, as cliché as it is to say there is no easy game in the Premier League,” Maddison told TNT Sports on the win at Bournemouth.
“Bournemouth can be very tough, I’ve not had the greatest record here with my previous club so it’s nice to come here and come and get three points. It can be a really difficult, sticky place to come. But I thought we stifled them really well and got the two goals.”
Maddison said he was pleased with his goal, as the midfielder ghosted into the box to roll the ball past Neto.
“The one today I’m really happy with it. It was such nice passing in the build-up and I made a nice run, something I’ve been working on, when it works it’s a satisfying feeling.”
On whether he had set himself a goal target this season, Maddison added: “I have but I’m not going to tell you! I like to keep my targets short term. Keep trying to get goals and assists because that’s what the club brought me in to do.
“I’ll keep doing what I do and bringing the quality I can, repaying the club and why they bought me. That is to be that creative outlet for the team.”
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