Neal Maupay hits where it hurt after reminding of ‘less relegations in my career’ than James Maddison over dart celebration

Neal Maupay was in the middle of an unwanted situation during Tottenham Hotspur’s heated Premier League clash with Brentford yesterday. Ange Postecoglou’s men were looking for another win to tighten their grip on their top-four race but went behind early when Neal Maupay struck first for the away team.

His mocking celebration of Tottenham’s James Maddison provoked the home team, which caused a brief back-and-forth. This made Maddison hit at the former Everton and Brighton striker, who wasted little time to hit back at the England international, pointing out his unwanted relegation record with Leicester City.

Neal Maupay fires back at Maddison over dart celebration

Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage of Aston Villa’s loss two days ago in the hands of Newcastle to tighten their grip on their top-four race and perhaps an unlikely title charge, thanks to their 3-2 win over Brentford in the heated Premier League clash at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium yesterday.

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The Whites went behind early when Neal Maupay scored in the 15th minute of the game, and his celebration didn’t sit well with Tottenham players, especially James Maddison. Maupay did a celebration similar to Maddison’s famous dart celebration, which prompted some strong reactions from the home team and even some words after the game.

“He hasn’t scored enough goals to have his own celebration,” James Maddison angrily hit out at Neal Maupay, who did the celebration with his teammate Ivan Toney, who was playing his second game since his return back to football from a long-term betting ban.

Neal Maupay didn’t take long before responding to Maddison’s jibe, as he made a post of his own on Instagram with pictures of the celebration with Ivan Toney and captioning the post, “Went a bit early with that one. Gutted we couldn’t get the win. More goals and less relegations in my career than James Maddison,” the former Everton striker said, referencing Maddison’s high-profile relegation with Leicester City last season before Tottenham splashed the cash to bring him to North London.

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Spurs manager makes himself clear over Maupay’s antics

Folks from the Tottenham dugout weren’t pleased with Neal Maupay’s antics, as they believed he was only trying to rile them up in the first half, which worked to some effect.

Tottenham couldn’t find a goal until three minutes after the replay, which kicked off the perfect comeback for Ange Postecoglou’s men. They ended up scoring two more goals within eight minutes, but the former Celtic manager still made himself clear about Neal Maupay’s antics.

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“I don’t like the whole bravado, pushing people around,” Postecoglou said after the game. “If you’re that brave about things, my players and their players, get into a UFC cage, and I’ll see how brave they are. We’re out there to play football, and that’s what I want our guys to do, focus on playing football,” he added.

Despite a late push for at least a point by Brentford after Ivan Toney scored the team’s second in the 67th minute, Tottenham held on to the three points to claim their third win in their last five league games.


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