KEY POINTS

  • James Maddison leads Leicester City in the club's 4-0 win over Sporting Braga
  • Maddison is willing to work his way up to represent England again
  • Maddison's immediate priority is to give Leicester City a championship

James Maddison has proven himself as an asset worthy to be on any starting lineup of a marquee football squad, especially after his solid performance in Leicester City's Europa League victory over Sporting Braga on Thursday.

Maddison tallied an assist and the final goal for the Foxes en route to a 4-0 drubbing of their Group G foes. The sensational win is now seen as a morale booster for the attacking midfielder after being snubbed by the English national team.

The 23-year-old admitted that he is looking for ways to redeem his spot in Gareth Southgate’s selection.

"I want to be in the England squad. That is what I dreamt of as a little boy. I have had a taste of it and I want more,” Maddison said via BBC.

Maddison has clocked in important minutes for Leicester City, despite nursing a calf injury, overcoming opposition after opposition at a high level. In the match against Sporting Braga, he was able to play for the full 90 minutes.

"I am getting the minutes in the legs. I had a long injury last year and had a couple of knocks this year, so I haven't had a consecutive run of games,” Maddison stated.

"I can't control whether I am in the England squad or not--I don't pick the teams, but I can only concentrate on what I do at Leicester."

While Maddison crosses his fingers that he will don the colors of his homeland in international competitions again, he asserted that winning games for head honcho Brendan Rodgers is his top priority.

"We're second in the Premier League and three wins out of three in the Europa League, so keep my form for Leicester and the rest will take care of itself," he stressed.

Leicester City will be back in action on Sunday as they are set to battle Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League.

Flying Foxes: Jamie Vardy (left) and James Maddison (right) scored in Leicester's 2-0 win over Arsenal
Flying Foxes: Jamie Vardy (left) and James Maddison (right) scored in Leicester's 2-0 win over Arsenal AFP / Oli SCARFF
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