I know the real Maddison, insists Rodgers

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he knows the real James Maddison and is ignoring the "narrative" which sections of the media have constructed. Photos of Maddison "partying" in Dubai during the Premier League's mid-season break emerged ahead of Leicester's return to action against Wolves...

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he knows the real James Maddison and is ignoring the "narrative" which sections of the media have constructed.

Photos of Maddison "partying" in Dubai during the Premier League's mid-season break emerged ahead of Leicester's return to action against Wolves tomorrow.

The 23-year-old was criticized for going to a casino the night England lost a Euro 2020 qualifier to Czech Republic after withdrawing from the squad due to illness.

"People want to fit a narrative around him so I don't worry so much about that side. I know the reality of what he is and what he gives," Rodgers said.

Maddison has scored nine goals in all competitions this season for Leicester.