‘Fingers crossed, I can now take that next step’: James Maddison reveals his desire to win trophies after starring Leicester in the rise of the Premier League
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Leicester star James Maddison has unveiled his desire to win trophies – keeping the Premier League top classes alert as they plan transfer transfers this summer.
The midfielder has been impressed since joining the Foxes in 2018, scoring 16 goals in 73 games and making his England debut against Montenegro in November when his club moved to third place on the Premier League table before becoming the corona virus switched off.
But now that the Foxes have been eliminated from the Carabao Cup semi-finals this season, Maddison has not yet earned his first silverware at the club and could be tempted to move to add to his trophy cabinet.
James Maddison would like to win trophies for failing to earn one in Leicester so far
In a live chat chat from Puma Football Instagram with Thierry Henry, Maddison said, ‘It has only really come over the past two years, but my biggest goal now is to win trophies.
“I have a trophy cabinet in my house and not many. There are individual prizes, but no trophies. I want trophies.
“When we lost more than two legs to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semifinal, it was a feeling I had never had before and I knew something had to change.
“It was heartbreaking. Fingers crossed I can now take that next step.
“We have Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and hopefully we can play that.
“My mouth gets wet as I walk across the Leicester training ground and stadium and see the pictures of them winning the competition and hearing the players talking about it.”
Maddison explained how he drew inspiration from Manchester City playmaker David Silva
Maddison also revealed how he was inspired by Manchester City playmaker David Silva and learned from the Spaniard.
He added: “When I came through and watched the Premier League, it was he who really helped me when I started to understand the game.
“He was like me in a way because he was smaller and a bit weaker and a little late in development, but the way he stroked and received a ball was great.
“I can’t think of anyone with a better pass weight in the Premier League.
“The first time I played on Etihad with Leicester, I had to beg the kiteman to get his shirt for me. I studied him and it was great to share a field with him. ‘