James Maddison Insists He Was Confident Before Stepping Up To The Premier League

James Maddison says he had this inner belief in him he would succeed in the Premier League in his first attempt.

Maddison arrived at Leicester City this summer for a fee of £24m and since then has been an ever present in the Foxes lineup. The young midfielder has racked up three goals so far and got involved in two more to set the pace for the remainder of the season.

His impressive performance caught the attention of Gareth Southgate and the England gaffer included him in the squad for the UEFA Nation League games against Croatia and Spain although the player didn’t appear for the Three Lions.

With Leicester scheduled to take on Arsenal Maddison is going to play a key role in the next match.

The youngster said, ‘I always believe in my own ability, that I can come to this level and have an effect.

‘I wouldn’t use the word easy, as you come up against some really tough opponents, but it’s been a step up and one I’ve relished.

‘Hopefully I can keep my form high and my performances good and we can carry it out for the rest of the season.

‘It’s been brilliant since I signed a few months ago, I’ve settled in so quickly and I feel at home here.

‘I’m definitely happy with my decision to come to Leicester City, I’ve started all the games and I’ve had a good return and long may that continue.

‘There’s so much competition for places here, it’s the Premier League, we’ve got such a talented squad. We’ve got so many good players in that dressing room.

‘It’s never easy to be a regular in the starting XI, but I’ve worked hard in pre-season and my performances have been relatively good, so I think I’ve been deserving of the starts.”

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