Maddison must toughen up and pick Leicester battles better

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
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James Maddison has been constantly praised for the way he talks to the media, but it looks like his words are coming back to haunt him as the Leicester City players pathetically cling on to their Premier League status.

Leicester City not hungry enough

Fans have gotten used to seeing their team wilt on the pitch for some time now. They find new and inventive ways of throwing away points and gifting opponents goals in each game. With 21 defeats, this has been one of the worst seasons City fans can remember since the infamous 2007-2008 campaign. Those that can remember that far back will recall Ian Holloway infamously telling Foxes fans to “calm down and have a sandwich” as he saw the club fall to the lowest point in their history.

Although League One isn’t a problem – yet! – this imminent relegation is leaving the bitterest taste in the mouths of Leicester City fans and part of that is down to the complete lack of desire from the club’s extremely well-paid and highly-rated players. This was well acknowledged by the Foxes star man and England international James Maddison following the 5-3 defeat at Fulham:

"“…Not being aggressive, not being hungry enough to want to win the game, To get yourselves out of trouble you need to do the basics well and be aggressive and fight. That’s why we’re down there because we haven’t been good enough…”"