James Maddison continues to be as good in post-match interviews as he is with the ball at his feet, with fans loving how refreshing his chat was on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
Maddison scored twice and assisted another in Leicester City’s 4-0 win over East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at the King Power Stadium.
It was the Foxes’ first win of the season after a dismal run of defeats and moved them ahead of Forest and off the bottom of the Premier League table.
Former Norwich midfielder Maddison has been in fine form despite Leicester’s struggles and has 14 appearances with a goal in his last 11 games.
⭐️ Player of the match, @LCFC‘small @Madders10
43/47 passes completed
4 chances created
2 goals and an assist
14 goal appearances in last 11 PL games since May 11 – only Haaland (17) has more in that span pic.twitter.com/hPTPjZ4X6u
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 3, 2022
He was deservedly named Man of the Match and invited for a live chat with Dave Jones, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville.
As usual, Maddison was a breath of fresh air – providing an insight into his incredible free-kick and how he prepares for set-piece scenarios.
He spoke about Leicester’s poor start to the season and was as candid as ever about his own form and being overlooked by Gareth Southgate and England.
Neville asked Maddison for some suggestions that he wouldn’t be a good traveler if he went to the World Cup but he wasn’t first choice.
The Leicester No.10 handled it perfectly with his response, which further underlined why he is arguably the best interviewer in the Premier League.
Too often players don’t give much away for fear of saying the wrong things and provide simple, straightforward interviews.
Maddison, however, is open and engaging – and Carragher tips him to be a good connoisseur when he finally hangs up his boots.
In fact, the Liverpool legend praised his approach to interviews – even extending an invitation to take him on Monday Night Football at some point in the near future, despite fearing it could put him out of a job.
Exactly, I’m tired of almost every football player saying the same fucking thing every game. Maddison is just a proper genuine guy and tells it like it is with personality.
— Zak Aisbitt (@SirMonkeySuit) October 3, 2022
James Madison always speaks with such sincerity and proves that he is just like one of us.
He ran the show tonight. As each game goes by, it becomes even more confusing that he is not involved with England. #lcfc https://t.co/j5FV9Cla67
— Jack Johnson (@JackJ_) October 3, 2022
A good analysis by James Maddison – interesting to hear him discuss the technical process. I would still like to have him at Arsenal. https://t.co/ssKSmwJhFL
— David Gray (@gunnerdave83) October 3, 2022
Great insight into what’s going through his mind right now, I love the faith and trust he has in his abilities and his honesty 👏 https://t.co/QM3UXpPIK0
— ciaran mullan (@banty_11) October 3, 2022
Maddison has only been capped once by England, making his debut against Montenegro in 2019.