James Maddison enjoys night at the darts just hours after stunning performance led to calls for England World Cup spot | The Sun
JAMES MADDISON enjoyed a night at the darts a day after inspiring Leicester to a crucial victory in the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder has been in stunning form this season, adding two goals and an assist during his side's 4-0 demolition of Nottingham Forest on Monday.
Last night the 25-year-old toasted the win by going to watch the World Grand Prix in Leicester.
Chatting to Sky Sports about his darts-themed goal celebration while at the event, Maddison said: "Me and a few of the lads – Jamie Vardy, Luke Thomas, Harvey Barnes – we play darts all the time.
"Every away trip we get the board up when we've got time to kill and we play.
"That's where it came from, and Gezzy (Gerwyn Price) was there last night. He asked me for a couple of tickets so he came down to support… and he can come again by the way.
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"So I said I'd come and support him tonight."
Asked if he has a board at home, he replied: "Yeah, yeah – practice all the time.
"My girlfriend is American and even got her into it so she's down there practising sometimes as well."
One-cap England hopeful Maddison sparked recall talk with his latest excellent display against Forest.
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After the match, pundit Gary Neville suggested there may be a perception that Maddison wouldn't be the best "traveller" with the Three Lions.
Quizzed on this the player himself took issue, replying: "Yeah well I've never seen anything like that but that's almost questioning my personality and professionalism which is obviously quite insulting.
"I'm not sure… I've never seen anything like that…"
Maddison has scored five goals in seven Prem outings this term, also laying on two assists.
Newcastle are keen to make a move for him in January, having had £40million and £45m bids rejected in the summer.
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