James Maddison has jokingly responded to Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal ahead copied the Tottenham midfielder’s darts celebration in Sunday’s north London derby.
Saka mimicked Maddison’s arrows celebration after taking the shot which deflected off Cristian Romero for Arsenal’s Twenty sixth-minute opener within the 2-2 draw on the Emirates Stadium.
However 16 minutes later Maddison cleverly beat Saka on the left to arrange Heung-Min Son for Tottenham’s equaliser.
Requested about his England team-mate copying his celebration, Maddison instructed SPURSPLAY: “Me and Bukayo had a little bit of banter and a little bit of trash speaking on worldwide obligation.
“And I received instructed he did the darts celebration – he will need to have nonetheless been doing it after I turned him for the primary purpose I feel, so I am going to have just a little phrase with him in there!”
Maddison continued to poke enjoyable at Saka when questioned by Sky Sports activities Information after the sport.
Requested by reporter Michael Bridge: “A fast 501 at Ally Pally in opposition to Bukayo Saka, do you reckon?”
A laughing Maddison then responded: “His motion was horrible although, wasn’t it?!”
The 26-year-old additionally had the final giggle on the pitch as he helped to cancel out Saka’s second-half penalty which had put Arsenal 2-1 up within the 56th minute.
However simply 90 seconds later, Maddison nicked the ball off Jorginho to then slip in Son for his second of the sport and guarantee Tottenham stay unbeaten within the Premier League beneath new boss Ange Postecoglou.
Maddison can be hoping to carry out his darts celebration in Tottenham’s subsequent sport at residence in opposition to unbeaten Liverpool within the Premier League on Saturday, dwell on Sky Sports activities, with kick-off at 5.30pm.
Arsenal, in the meantime, go to Brentford within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at 7.45pm, earlier than Mikel Arteta’s aspect return to Premier League motion at Bournemouth on Saturday at 3pm.