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James Maddison ‘Devastated’ By England’s Exclusion From Euros 2024

  • Maddison’s form has dropped significantly since his impressive start to the season. He has only contributed one goal and four assists in his last 17 league games for Tottenham, which has led to his omission from the squad.
  • The competition for midfield spots in England’s 4-2-3-1 formation is fierce, with players like Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Cole Palmer being guaranteed starters.
  • Maddison suffered an ankle injury in November, which kept him out for nearly three months. 

Newsypeople- James Maddison, the talented midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, expressed his deep disappointment and devastation after being excluded from Gareth Southgate’s final squad for Euro 2024.

Initially included in the 33-man England squad, Maddison was informed that he would be among the seven players to be dropped when the tournament’s final 26-man roster is revealed on Saturday.

James Maddison 'Devastated' By England's Exclusion From Euros 2024
James Maddison ‘Devastated’ By England’s Exclusion From Euros 2024

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James Maddison acknowledged that his form for Tottenham during the second half of the season did not meet the expectations he had set for himself.

Despite this, he believed he could still contribute to the squad due to his unique abilities and consistent performance throughout the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

However, Southgate made the difficult decision to leave Maddison out of the final squad, and the 27-year-old playmaker accepted the manager’s choice with grace.

Maddison had the opportunity to showcase his skills in England’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday, entering the game as a substitute in the 3-0 victory at St James’ Park.

Despite his early-season form for Tottenham, his performance tapered off, contributing to his exclusion. Maddison, who participated in the 2022 World Cup, has earned seven caps but faces stiff competition from Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer, Jack Grealish, and Bukayo Saka for a midfield spot.

The exclusion of Maddison from the England squad has been met with mixed reactions. Neal Maupay, a fellow English footballer, appeared to taunt Maddison over the exclusion, posting a picture that seemed to mock the midfielder’s disappointment. On the other hand, Maddison’s emotional response to the news has garnered sympathy from many fans and fellow players.

James Maddison 'Devastated' By England's Exclusion From Euros 2024
James Maddison ‘Devastated’ By England’s Exclusion From Euros 2024

Maddison’s case for inclusion in the England squad was weakened by his inconsistent form for Tottenham after returning from an ankle injury.

His metrics took a hit, with just one goal and four assists from 17 league games for Spurs. He was dropped by his club manager, Ange Postecoglou, for the visits to Chelsea and Liverpool at the start of May, further diminishing his chances of being selected for the national team.

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