Leicester star James Maddison is convinced he has quality enough to become a mainstay in the England squad under Gareth Southgate.
James Maddison is hoping his performances can see him earn a place in the England squad ahead of the Euros in the summer.
The Leicester star has only one appearance for the Three Lions and that came in a 7-0 win over Montenegro back in 2019.
It’s not an exaggeration to say the battle for spots in the England team is about one of the fiercest around. For perspective, a player like Jack Grealish is yet to fully establish himself under Gareth Southgate.
In his own right, Maddison has been a consistent performer this term as well.
Nine goals and 10 assists across all competitions mean the 24-year-old has the most goal contributions of any Leicester player so far.
Next in line for Maddison is a chance to prove himself on the international scene.
“I know I am good enough. I just want that opportunity.” he said to Football Focus.
“Hopefully that is something I can strive towards. That is not a target I will hide. I want to be back in the England squad, simple as that,” Maddison added.
Maddison continued: “If that wasn’t my target there would be something wrong. I have come through the lower leagues and that feeling of representing my country against Montenegro was the best feeling ever.
“That is something I am very hungry for. That is why I am working every day, why I am staying out on the training pitch longer to help this Leicester team and ultimately break back into the England team.”