Gary Lineker Praises James Maddison For Advancing into England World Cup Squad List

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England and Leicester City legend Gary Lineker has lauded James Maddison for his inclusion into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The 25-year-old Leicester midfielder James Maddison has been called up by the Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate after a long absence from international duty, since 2019.

England head coach Gareth Southgate has finally succumbed to England fans’ wishes to include Maddison in his squad list after abandoning the attacking midfielder in recent years.


The 25-year-old Leicester City talisman will be seen in dazzling form for England again after having only one international cap to his name since his debut in 2019.

James Maddison
James Maddison in England Jersey

His brilliant performances at his club level since this season began have captivated many fans who had been pressuring the England coach to include him in his list.

The 25-year-old Foxes midfielder’s stunning form this season has seen him scored six league goals with four brilliant assists in only 12 appearances for Leicester.

former Leicester City and England star Gary Lineker


Meanwhile, former Leicester City and England star Gary Lineker, who scored 48 goals for England and featured in over 200 matches for Leicester, reacted to a social media post that stated Maddison has netted 27 goal contributions for his side this year and ‘deserves’ to be on the plane to Qatar.

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Lineker responded: “Absolutely, he [Maddison] is the best example of forcing yourself into a squad at the very least, by the sheer brilliance of your performances.”

However, James Maddison will be competing for a spot in the starting lineup with great players such as Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, and Phil Foden.

The Three Lions will hopefully clinch their first win as they play their opener against Iran on November 21st.

After England’s opener against Iran, the Three Lions will face the USA on November 25 and Wales on November 29 in their fight to get to the knockout stages.

Who is James Maddison?

James Maddison
James Maddison

James Daniel Maddison is an English professional footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City and the England national team.

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His birth place and date.

James Maddison was born on the 23rd of November 1996, and raised in Coventry, West Midlands.

The 25-year-old midfielder has Irish ancestry through one of his grandparents.

James Maddison, Leicester City Significant player

The 25-year-old Foxes midfielder began his football career with Coventry City before joining Norwich City in 2016 and finally ending up in the Premier League club Leicester City in 2018.

He joined Leicester City on a five-year contract on the 20th of June 2018, for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £20 million.

The 25-year-old England midfielder scored his first goal in the Premier League on the 18th of August in a 2–0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Maddison has registered six goals, including crucial four goal assists just in 12 appearances for the Foxes this season.

Since this season began, Maddison has registered six goals, including crucial four goal assists just in 12 appearances for the Foxes.

James Maddison has scored 39 goals and assisted 27 more goals in all 145 appearances for Leicester.

James Maddison injury problem

The 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has frequently been praised for his dexterities and accomplishments but his durability and availability have most times been battered by injuries.

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Having picked up multiple records of injuries with the recent hip discomfort that nearly ended his 2020/21 campaign for Leicester, the Foxes midfielder has jumped from hip injuries into multiple incidents of hamstring injuries and knee injuries.

James Maddison injury problems


His injury problem could be the reason Gareth Southgate had often dropped him. However, England fans will hope to see him have injury-free time during his international duty in Qatar.

James Maddison stas

James Maddison has frequently been praised for his skills and football prowess. The 25-year-old England midfielder’s impressive form has never known a better previous season.

Having notched 27 goal contributions this calendar year, the Foxes midfielder’s brilliant form in the league this season has seen him scored six goals and assisted four more in only 12 appearances for his side.

With the hope to level his national appearances to a spectacular number after having only one International appearance to his name, James Maddison has scored 39 goals and assisted 27 more goals in all 145 appearances for Leicester.

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