Journalist Rob Tanner has lauded the ‘superb’ James Maddison after he produced a masterclass in Leicester City‘s 4-0 victory at home to Nottingham Forest.
The Lowdown: Massive win for Foxes
Brendan Rodgers’ side faced what felt like a must-win Premier League game on Monday night, as they looked to move off the bottom of the table.
Leicester produced an emphatic performance at the King Power Stadium, leading 3-0 at half-time before adding a fourth for good measure in the second half.
Maddison was exceptional all evening, scoring twice and registering an assist, as he continues to enjoy a strong season despite the Foxes’ struggles.
The Latest: ‘Superb’ Maddison
Writing on Twitter, The Athletic’s Tanner couldn’t hide his admiration for the Englishman, waxing lyrical over his performance:
“Maddison is head and shoulders above any other player on the pitch tonight. Superb so far.”
The Verdict: Are you watching, Gareth?
This was a display that once again made England manager Gareth Southgate look foolish for not picking Maddison in his recent squad, with the 25-year-old someone who the Three Lions are crying out for, in terms of providing spark and unpredictability in the final third.
That’s now five goals and two assists in just seven league games this season, in a hugely struggling team, and he is surely pushing for a place in the World Cup squad.
Maddison enjoyed a 91% pass completion rate against Forest, as well as playing four key passes and winning more duels than any player on the pitch, in what was an immense all-round showing – there are also few better free-kick takers in Europe at the moment.
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