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James Maddison wants more minutes in the England team

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Leicester’s attacking-midfielder is playing some great football this season. He even received his second call-up for the England squad this September.

Leicester started the Premier League season strong. With two wins in four matches, there have been whispers of The Foxes looking to compete for European spots.

A big part of Leicester’s early success is the rise of James Maddison. The excellent attacking-midfielder is proving to be crucial with his playmaking skills.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: James Maddison of Leicester City in action during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Maddison has two assists to his name and is looking to score his first goal in the season.

The 22-year-old joined the England squad this September when the Three Lions faced Kosovo and Bulgaria. Maddison, however, didn’t feature in those two matches, and he expressed his concerns in an interview with BT Sport:

“That’s what I’ve got to do, I’ve got to play well in these big games.

“I was obviously disappointed not to get minutes with England. I’m not going to lie to you and say I was happy to be sat on the bench because I wasn’t.

“That’s the type of player I am, I don’t want to be sat on the bench, I want to play.

‘These games are a brilliant platform for me to do well and show the England manager what I’m all about.”

Even though he’s disappointed with lack of playing time, Maddison still values the national team experience:

“You get to listen to the coaches and what they want, it’s obviously a bit different to what Brendan Rodgers wants because all managers are different.

“I know what he expects of his number eights, which is where I’m playing today, so I’ll go out there and show what I can do.”

Maddison will look to impress as Leicester march on in their attempt to secure the European spots.