Following a recent COVID-19 party violation, Leicester City star man James Maddison could miss the opportunity to represent his country in this summer’s Euros.
Maddison, alongside his club-mates Harvey Barnes, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury were all arrested, after the Foxes’ recent Premier League game against Man City, attending a party which meant they had broken the strict rules of the COVID-19.
Although Barnes is currently ruled out due to injury, the other three players were subsequently exiled from Brendan Rodgers’ squad selection against West Ham last weekend.
Taking a close look at last weekend’s game which ultimately ended 3-2 against David Moyes’ Hammers, England manager Gareth Southgate was reportedly disappointed not to get a good look at Maddison.
With the role of number 10 arguably England’s most stacked position, the competition to start in the Summer Euros is notoriously fierce.
Speaking recently, Southgate hinted that bad discipline off the pitch could cost some stars the chance to make it to a major international tournament.
“In the fall, the discipline off the pitch and on the pitch created the biggest problems for us and kept us from making it to the Nations League semi-finals we so desperately wanted to be in,” Southgate said (quoted by the Daily Mail).
“It still bothers me when I watch this line-up – Italy, Spain, Belgium, France. It’s a brilliant line-up and games you want to participate in.
“One of the key areas was that we didn’t have player availability at certain times for offenses on and off the pitch.”