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‘Wasted’: Media slams Tottenham player for being ‘sloppy’ on international duty

James Maddison, an attacking midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, has been performing well this year, but his England performance against Ukraine was not very impressive.

And when it came to analysis, the English media did not hold back.

England playmaker James Maddison excelling at Tottenham Hotspur

In the summer transfer window, James Maddison moved from Leicester City to Tottenham Hotspur.

At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Maddison has made an immediate impact and is undoubtedly the team’s top player thus far in the current season.

The 26-year-old Tottenham player, who earns £170,000 per week (The Mirror), has so far this season scored twice and provided two assists in four Premier League games.

On Saturday in Group C of the European Championship Qualifying, Maddison made his England debut against Ukraine.

The game was tied 1-1 at the finish.

Starting the game and continuing for 65 minutes was the Spurs star.

Maddison was positioned on the left of a front-three in a 4-3-3 formation by England manager Gareth Southgate.

The attacking midfielder completed one crucial pass during his time on the field, with a pass accuracy of 93.1%, had 41 touches, made one tackle, and made one cross.

Maddison put up a lackluster performance, and the English media has not held back in its criticism of the former Leicester star.

Media review of Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder James Maddison

The Sun gave Maddison 5 out of 10 and wrote: “An opportunity missed for Maddison following his sensational form for Spurs.

This was only his fourth game for England, and although seeing a lot of the ball, he did not use it effectively enough.

“Could not complain about replacement.”

Despite having a stellar start at Tottenham, Maddison did not carry that form to Poland, according to Sky Sports, who gave the playmaker 6 out of 10.

Chilwell, a former teammate of Leicester’s, was too frequently left exposed due to a lack of tracking back on the left, notably for the opening.

“Booked in the 35th minute for a horrendous challenge on Yukhym Konoplya and at times almost appeared to be trying too hard, which resulted in wasted moments.”

Although there was heart, there wasn’t much finish. In the 65th minute, replaced.

The Guardian also game Maddison 6 out of 10 and observed: “A mixed bag. Some clever runs into pockets opening things up for England but a number of sloppy moments causing frustration.”

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