Relatable Maddison shows passion for Leicester survival

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /
1 of 3

Since being awarded the temporary armband Leicester City’s James Maddison has shown tremendous leadership as well as ownership of his newfound role. Both on and off the pitch LCFC’s No.10 seems to have embraced the captaincy and has finally given the club and the fans a strong vocal leader that they have been desperately searching for.

We are now in a time within football where players addressing performances or talking points around the game via social media has become a commonality. Something that Maddison has chosen to do as a way of leading from the front, the first iteration of this came after Rob Tanner, the LCFC correspondent for the Athletic, wrote an article being critical of City’s performance in the 1-0 loss away at Southampton at the start of March.

Calling the article “Rubbish”, the playmaker said Tanner should “Watch and analyse the game properly”. This quite visceral response by Maddison could be interpreted in numerous ways. On the one hand it is clearly in his nature to not give the “media trained” response as has been the case with his post-match interviews which many have described as a breath of fresh air.