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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Referee Thomas Bramall talks to Lewis Dunk of Brighton & Hove Albion and James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images) /

Missing when it matters

Regardless of what is wrong with Maddison’s social media reactions, to the naked eye he’s had a respectable season with an England call-up and strong numbers, particularly on assists. But this seems to have gone awry for the last few months. In the only win the Foxes have claimed in the last three months, Maddison was unavailable and has had two disastrous moments that could have huge ramifications for the season, those being a hospital pass that gifted Bournemouth the winning goal and a missed penalty that would have taken Leicester City 3-1 up at halftime against Everton.

Since returning from the world cup the No.10 has only scored three goals and only one in the last quarter of a year. That came from the spot against Fulham. Considering he is lauded as the star man, he’s gone missing way too often recently when he was needed and with supporters expecting him to leave in the summer as well as dozens of others, it’s not hard to see why fans question the desire of this squad. How many are really flying into challenges and putting their bodies on the line for the cause? Who is holding back to protect themselves and their futures?

This is not all Maddison’s fault by any means and he should not be singled out any more than anyone else for where Leicester City find themselves. But if he continues to misread the room and show more fight away from the pitch than he does on it, then he will only bring more pressure on himself. Choose your battles and do your talking on the pitch in these last few games and stop trying to find problems away from the main one that the club has got themselves into.

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