James Maddison: talented, engaging and the essence of the 2021 footballer – The Athletic

Posted: January 22, 2021 at 11:55 am


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James Maddison does not give boring interviews.

The Leicester City midfielder provided one of the highlights of the season to date on Tuesday while talking to broadcast media after their 2-0 win over Chelsea (for those who cannot view the video and would like to see some of the transcript head here).

It was an insightful and entertaining conversation, watching a footballer speak without the monosyllabic answers and stock replies we are so used to hearing, and instead giving his true opinion on things. Maddison gave tactical information, describing a half-time switch where Leicester went to a bit of a 4-4-2 out of possession, 4-3-3 in possession. He credited his managers ethos, saying you dont play for Brendan Rodgers if you dont do the dirty work, while also namedropping Jack Lyons, an opposition-analyst at Leicester who started as a blogger before joining Rodgers set-up at Celtic.

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