Tottenham, under the guidance of new coach Ange Postecoglou, defied expectations in the opening of the 2023/2024 Premier League season despite the absence of star player Harry Kane. The team played brilliantly, winning all four consecutive matches and securing the second place in the league table, just behind the unbeaten Manchester City.
6686 ĐÁ GÀ_The absence of Kane did not prevent Tottenham from finding a new star to lead them to victory. Enter James Maddison. In the four matches played, the former Leicester midfielder scored two goals, provided two assists, and created numerous scoring opportunities for his teammates. Maddison’s impressive performances earned him the prestigious Premier League Player of the Month award for August, alongside his coach, Ange Postecoglou.
It is worth noting that this is Maddison’s first time winning this award, despite his previous standout performances in Leicester City’s jersey. In August, Tottenham’s new number 10 surpassed other stars such as Taiwo Awoniyi, Jarrod Bowen, Bryan Mbeumo, Kaoru Mitoma, and Rodri to claim the prize.
As for Ange Postecoglou, his achievements are even more remarkable as this is his first month as a coach in the Premier League. He surpassed renowned and experienced Premier League managers such as Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, and David Moyes to secure the Best Coach of the Month award.
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Ange Postecoglou is also the first Australian coach in Premier League history to receive this award. If we include players, he is the second Australian to win a monthly award in the Premier League, following goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. More than 13 years ago, Schwarzer won the Best Player of the Month award for February 2010 while playing for Fulham.
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