James Maddison, a star for Tottenham Hotspur, responded to criticism from Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka after their teams tied 2-2 in Sunday’s Premier League North London rivalry.
After putting Arsenal ahead 2-1 in the second half, Saka mimicked his England national teammate Maddison with his signature goal celebration.
But now Maddison has replied to Saka’s taunts after setting up both of Son Heung-min’s goals as Tottenham took an important point away from the Emirates.
“Me and Bukayo had a bit of banter and a bit of trash talking on international duty,” Maddison remarked in his postgame interview.
I was informed that he organized my party. After I turned him for the first [Spurs] goal, he must have continued doing it.
He finally spoke up: “I will have a little word with him.”