The initial discussion about the two in recent time was always: which player is better, Leicester City’s James Maddison or Jack Grealish? But they would complement one another for England.
Well, who is better, Leicester City playmaker James Maddison or Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish? I’ll tell you – neither. They are both supremely talented athletes and have different qualities of an elite capacity to compete at the highest level.
Presently Grealish is arguably leading the way career-wise; although around this time last year, Foxes of Leicester would’ve offered the opinion that Maddison was more developed. Having made his England debut slightly earlier, and with the Foxes making more notable Premier League progress.
Leicester City man could complement rival
Statistically over the last couple of seasons, the pair in question have provided similar outputs; the Villa man played a few more games and had a few extra contributions, but they are fairly evenly matched. Just as they are in attributes with, as stated earlier, a minor difference in attacking areas making them potentially great accompaniment.
While Grealish retains the ball for longer, draws fouls similarly, yet makes things happen himself through dribbling, Maddison has possession less frequently and is always searching for the killer key pass or long-range drive. Most often that is what separates the two.
These elements make them the perfect combination: Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate considers Grealish a winger; whereas Southgate has lauded Maddison’s No.8 qualities in the past. Not to mention the stars being very close friends. What a time to be an England fan!
England still have a tough Nations League match against a quality Belgium side, along with another versus Kasper Schmeichel’s Denmark. In the first Three Lions game of the international break v Wales, Southgate’s men won 3-0. While Harvey Barnes made his senior debut and looked sharp, composed and as he belonged at that level.