Tottenham Hotspur picked up a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday.
Summer signing James Maddison put on an impressive performance for Tottenham away from home. The 26-year-old midfielder picked up two assists for his side and helped Tottenham get back on level terms despite going down twice in the game.
After the game, Maddison was asked by Jan Aage Fjortoft how he felt about his side taking a point away from home at the Emirates.
To which, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder responded that the visitors earned a point against Arsenal at home and it shows the character of the side under Ange Postecoglou. Maddison’s response highlights the shift in mentality at the London club.
The reporter said: “If you see the development of the team, you were close to losing to Sheffield United, now you come here and take a point again, answering those critics, how far can you go, how far you can develop?”
“I don’t like the phrase take a point,” Maddison responded. “We earned a point. It’s a derby, we deserved one point just as much as them, we don’t take anything. We earned it.
“But we won late at Sheffield United but stuff like that and coming back from behind today shows the character we have and we want to continue to build and that’s going to help us this season.”
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Tottenham have taken a fearless approach under the Australian manager and they have impressed with their free-flowing attacking football this season.
The North London outfit will be hoping to build on their impressive start to the campaign and push for a place in the Champions League next season.
They missed out on a top-four finish last season and Postecoglou will be expected to get them back in the premier European competition next season.
Spurs did well to get back into the game against Arsenal despite going down twice and they will feel that they could have easily taken all three points on another day.
Two uncharacteristic mistakes from Cristian Romero allowed Arsenal to score twice and the Argentine international will feel that he could have helped his side win the game with a bit more composure at the back.