Tottenham midfielder James Maddison and Brentford striker Neal Maupay had been embroiled in a confrontation following a feisty London derby on Wednesday.
Maupay had been Spurs’ chief tormentor, bundling within the opener and winding up his hosts by performing Maddison’s darts-themed purpose celebration as Brentford held a half-time lead on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, with the assistance of two half-time substitutes, Tottenham got here flying out of the blocks within the second half, with objectives from Future Udogie, Brennan Johnson and Richarlison turning the sport round. The turnaround even gave Maddison the prospect to reply to Maupay together with his personal darts celebration.
Chatting with TNT Sports activities, Maddison mentioned: “He most likely hasn’t scored sufficient objectives within the final couple of years for his personal celebration, so he most likely needed to copy mine!”
Posting on Instagram shortly after the match, Maupay mentioned: “Gutted we could not get the win. Extra objectives and fewer relegations in my profession than James Maddison. We go once more Monday Bees.”
Ange: Perhaps the gamers ought to get in a UFC cage!
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou joked his gamers ought to tackle Brentford’s in a UFC cage relatively than push and shove on a soccer pitch – however was happy with the character of his group after they put that bickering to at least one aspect and blew their opponents away at first of the second half.
“We began the sport properly and with good depth and good tempo,” he mentioned. “They scored after which we misplaced our manner. We simply misplaced the main target. I used to be a bit pissed off with our incapacity to remain disciplined. And it was simply too many stops, begins and it type of performs into their palms. We spent extra time speaking to the referee than enjoying the sport.
“Second half, for 25, half-hour we had been excellent. We scored three nice objectives, ought to have had a pair extra. We gave a purpose away which provides somewhat impetus to their recreation. From our perspective, nice character proven by the lads to get a win.”
On the scuffles and darts celebrations, he mentioned: “I am not a fan of it. I do not like the entire bravado and pushing individuals round. In the event that they’re that courageous about issues, my gamers and their gamers, get right into a UFC cage and I am going to see how courageous they’re. We’re on the market to play soccer and that is what I would like our guys to deal with. We acquired sucked in within the first half, second half was significantly better.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank dismissed any suggestion Tottenham would complain in regards to the antics of his gamers.
“In the event that they’re speaking about darts celebration winding them up, then they’ve a difficulty,” he mentioned.
As an alternative, he was left to rue what he known as a “10-minute blackout” from his aspect at first of the second half which value them the match.
“Apart from a ten minute blackout we did very properly,” he mentioned. “That’s irritating. We all the time purpose to play the right recreation and I believe we had been very shut. First half was virtually excellent. Very aggressive in excessive stress, and low block. Superb transitions, scored an excellent purpose, had three or 4 different alternatives. We had been on high. They’d the ball extra.
“Second half, the primary purpose is one participant round 4 of our gamers and the ricochet drops for him. Second purpose, we won’t concede on our kick-off. And third was a ricochet dropping. Very happy with character and manner they stored combating. We scored and in the long run near equalise. We see them change to a again 5, I do not assume I’ve seen them do this in the entire season, so they have to respect us.”
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