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Maddison wants everyone to obey the rules

Sat 16 January 2021 | 23:48

Maddison talks about his goal celebration which was based on the social distancing.

Leicester City’s


James Maddison

says that if things like not hugging after a goal is what it takes to keep the game going on he will be happily doing them.

"If little things like that are what we need to keep football going then so be it. We have been told to stop gatherings of people and I tried to make it light-hearted,"

he said to BT



"Footballers, we get a lot of stick and it's nice to put a lighter note on it. I don't think you will find one person in the country who wants football to stop.

"I hope Gareth Southgate had his mask on - it's nice to have him here. I want more international football, I've had a taste.

"It was a good Premier League game, tightly-contested. The 9-0 always gets mentioned but we don't like it, we need to forget about it. We took three points off each other last season, they beat us here.

"It's nice to be second in the table but last year we petered off in the new year so the next few months will be tough."

Leicester boss has praised him too saying that this kind of approach is what everyone needs.

"[We're] trying to treat it as a positive by saying we can be creative. Instead of seeing it as a negative saying you can't celebrate - you can, just in a different way,"




"Football brings such great joy to people. It's such a really, really hard time - off the back of Christmas. January is always a tough month for people. If they can get some sort of relief from a good competitive game and seeing players celebrating in the right way that's important."

source: SportMob