James Maddison savagely responds to Neal Maupay copying his celebration, he didn’t hold back

James Maddison savagely mocked Neal Maupay for copying his darts celebration following Tottenham’s win over Brentford.

Spurs came from behind to beat Brentford 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday.

Maupay opened the scoring in the 15th minute and copied Maddison‘s darts celebration on the player’s return from injury.

He and Ivan Toney pretended to throw darts – something Maddison and Son Heung-minhave become famous for in the Premier League.

The England international wasn’t happy with Maupay for copying his celebration as they clashed in a furious moment before the restart.

But Maddison had the last laugh as his side turned things around after the break, scoring two quick-fire goals to take the lead before Richarlison added a third in the 56th minute. Toney pulled one back.

After Brennan Johnson made it 2-1, he mocked the Brentford forward as he imitated his celebration.

Maupay was also the subject of a ruthless taunt after the match as Maddison poked fun at his goal-scoring record.

Speaking to TNT Sports after the result, the 27-year-old was asked about his exchange with the Frenchman.

“He hasn’t scored enough goals to have his own celebration,” he said.

Reshmin Chowdhury and Owen Hargreaves laughed at Maddison’s dig.

The Spurs star was making his first start since November, having suffered an ankle injury.

Ange Postecoglou referenced the UFC when asked whether his players were fired up by Maupay’s celebration.

“I hope not because that’s exactly what I’m talking about,” he said during his post-match press conference. “I’m not a fan of it, I don’t like the whole bravado, pushing people around.

“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. And they shouldn’t get motivated by things that aren’t really that important to us. Like I said, we got sucked in first half. Second half was much better.”


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