Report: Three Spurs stars make it into Team of the Week ahead of Liverpool clash

As is often the case before big clashes, there was a lot of debate ahead of the North London Derby about what a combined lineup between Tottenham and Arsenal would look like.

Some experts such as Tim Sherwood (Tippy Tappy Football Podcast) and Darren Bent (talkSPORT) even think that no Spurs player will join the current Gunners squad.

Maddison and Son on Sunday showed how dangerous they can be as the pair combined to score both goals while Bissouma dominated the midfield battle.
Redknapp writes about Maddison’s performance at the Emirates and praises Bissouma’s bravery with the ball.

The former Spurs boss told BetVictor (as relayed by Football.London):
“My two players in the center of midfield both come from Tottenham, starting with James Maddison.

“Maddison showed real quality in some of his passes in the north London derby, but also showed he’s not afraid to drop a little deeper and try to win the ball back and make things happen from part of your yard.

“Maddison has been an excellent addition to the squad, fitting in perfectly and is another player who can be incredibly proud of his effort to get a point in such an important game for Spurs fans.

“My other choice in the Spurs midfield would be Yves Bissouma. Bissouma was unbelievable, especially in the second half, with a high work rate and seemingly winning every ball he needed.

I like how he’s not afraid to run at players from midfield and has great motor.

“If Tottenham want to have a good season, their form will be the foundation to ensure their midfield has enough steel to get through big matches like this north London derby.”

Redknapp also noted that Son seems to be enjoying the extra responsibility placed on his shoulders after Harry Kane left Bayern Munich this summer.

“For my two strikers this week, I cannot ignore Son Heung-min after his double against Arsenal.

Some may wonder how he has performed for Spurs with the changes made this summer following the departure of the club’s Harry Kane.

“My son seems to enjoy a slightly different role this season and has always been reliable in big games. His electric finishing lit up the game and he will be my star this week.

It’s not just Son who will benefit from Kane’s departure, but also Maddison, with the England captain said to have dropped deep and regularly filled the positions occupied by the 26-year-old.

While there is no doubt that Kane is the best central striker in world football, there is certainly a legitimate argument that we are better off after losing him, especially when the pressing play The pitch is also no longer one of its strongest points.

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