David Seaman says James Maddison could have been sent off in the North London Derby
Surprisingly, David Seaman asserted that James Maddison, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, might have been dismissed in the North London Derby.
On his podcast, Seaman discussed the London derby that took place on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.
Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham drew 2-2 against Arsenal to secure a well-earned point.
As Arsenal placed them under a lot of pressure for the first 35 minutes, it is fair to argue that Spurs rode their luck throughout that time.
Cristian Romero’s own goal gave the Gunners the lead, and James Maddison’s interception inside his own penalty area by Gabriel Jesus just moments later would have given them a two-goal edge.
Nevertheless, after putting in the hard work, the Brazilian lifted his effort above the bar. However, Seaman believes that Jesus may have genuinely intervened to have Maddison expelled.
Seaman says Maddison could have been sent off in the North London Derby
The former Arsenal player stated on Seman Says why he believes Jesus might have been the reason Maddison was dismissed.
According to Seaman, “if you look at it from a professional standpoint, he could have gone down and got the guy sent off because there was a tackle on him which could have been given as a penalty but then he knew he had a really good chance and just tried to smash it.”
He’s usually more methodical than that, so I don’t understand why he chose pace.
It’s undeniable that there was contact when Jesus snatched the ball away from Maddison, but if the Arsenal forward had gone down, it would have been a severe foul.
Before Maddison could complete his pass, the ball was stolen from him.
However, it was encouraging to see Jesus stay upright and seize the scoring opportunity as opposed to falling.
Maddison was unquestionably one of Spurs’ top players on the day, despite a shaky spell in the first half.
In the local derby, the £40 million player, who also provided the assists for both of Son’s goals, displayed outstanding midfield play once again.
It’s fair to say that the 26-year-old is proving to be an inspired piece of business for Spurs, and up until now, he has served as Ange Postecoglou’s primary source of inspiration.