James Maddison was rewarded for his excellent debut season in the Premier League with a Team of the Season card on FIFA. He has, however, claimed that his pace stat is too low.
After posting a photo alongside Wilfred Ndidi, hordes of his followers provided comments about his Team of the Season card, prompting a tongue-in-cheek reply from Leicester’s playmaker-in-chief.
The England Under-21 international’s card has 81 pace, which is probably about right for a player who does not rely on his speed to be effective in games.
This should not deter from the fact the former-Coventry City man has settled into the Premier League and made a real impact for the Foxes, scoring three direct free-kicks on his way to a total of seven, while also providing seven assists.
There were calls for him to be called up to the England Nations League Squad, but Gareth Southgate decided that he would be better off going to the European Under-21 Championships in Italy instead.
This indicates that Southgate wants the Leicester man to get some tournament experience before he is to be considered for a role in his England squad.
Maddison signed for £20m last summer from Norwich City and has proved to be one of the signings of the season. He has added some real creative spark to the Leicester midfield and that has culminated in this unique card on FIFA.
The 22-year-old can look back at this season with pride, even if he thinks his card should be faster.