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Maddison: Leicester have ended hangover talk with Man City thumping

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James Maddison claims Leicester City have put away the pain of missing out on Champions League football this season.

James Maddison insists Leicester’s spectacular victory over Manchester City proves they have shaken off the pain of missing out on Champions League football this season.

The Foxes were in the top four for nearly all of last season but they missed out at the very end. Their poor form post-lockdown saw them miss out to Manchester United and Chelsea, forcing them to settle for fifth place and Europa League football.

Ahead of the new season, many Leicester fans had fears of a hangover but Brendan Rodgers’ men have responded with three straight victories.

Those victories include the 5-2 triumph at the Etihad Stadium which saw them move to the top of the Premier League table at the moment.

Maddison himself was on the score sheet against City and says his side have done the needed talking on the pitch.

 “We answered those questions in the right way, by doing our talking on the pitch.” he said as quoted by the Daily Star.

“There was a lot of noise about last season, but we’d have bitten your hand off for fifth. There were murmurs about a hangover, but we’ve put those to bed.”

“We’re delighted. It’s very rare that a team comes to Manchester City and scores five.”

“Tactically, we got it right. It’s no disrespect to West Brom or Burnley, but we had to change for City.” Maddison added.

“We’re so happy with the start. We would expect to beat West Brom and Burnley at home, but then we’ve continued with that. We’ve limited them to a few chances, and only conceded from two set-pieces.”

“The gaffer even said to us, he has had 13 years as an aggressive, front-foot manager but sometimes you can’t do that.”

Leicester will be looking to continue their winning streak when they welcome West Ham to the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

After his first goal of the season, Maddison will be looking to add more to his account.