Jamie Carragher has labelled James Maddison the most influential player in the Premier League this season after his goal helped Tottenham beat Fulham 2-0 and go top of the Premier League.
“For me, he’s been probably the most influential player in the Premier League,” Carragher said on Monday Night Football. “I think he has been that influential.
“The credit has to go to the manager. It’s his philosophy, his way of playing, but he (Maddison) has been a major part of that.”
Maddison, 26, joined Tottenham for £40m in the summer and has started every one of their nine Premier League games, adapting instantly and helping them to the summit of the Premier League.
“He has come in and taken the No 10, Harry Kane’s shirt, possibly the greatest player to have played for Tottenham. I think at one stage early on he had the captain’s armband on.
Asked by Carragher afterwards if he is right to describe him as the Premier League’s most influential player this season, Maddison told Sky Sports: “That’s the aim. It’s big praise but I appreciate it.