Maddison wants a chance to show his potential for Southgate

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James Maddison showcasing his skills for the England national team
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Tottenham‘s James Maddison says he wants a chance to show his potential for Southgate in an England shirt.

The former Leicester City man came on as a 74th-minute substitute in England’s second friendly against Belgium. He then put in a very good performance and provided the assist for Bellingham’s equaliser. He did not play a single minute in the first game against Brazil.

The Belgium game was James Maddison’s sixth appearance for England.

Asked if he was happy to be able to make an impact, the former Leicester player said: “Yes, but we’ve got 26 players who are capable of that.

“There is big competition, a lot of quality in the squad. You have to make sure when you are called upon, you have to go and do the business.

“I don’t lack the confidence and belief in myself to do that, but you still have to go and do it, you have to produce. I just want that opportunity, I want that time on the pitch, because I know what I’m capable of.

“It’s not the be-all and end-all that I got an assist. I know the quality that I have and possess and that can help this team, most definitely. You’ve also got to show it and you have also got to have the opportunity to show it.

“I didn’t feature in the first game, which was disappointing because I wanted to play in a big game at Wembley.

“I came on (against Belgium) and made an impact. I’m showing him (Southgate) what I’m capable of and I just want to show more of that.”

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