James Maddison discusses Leicester City's Champions League ambitions

30 December 2020 06:15

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison wants to play Champions League football with the Foxes and is keen to secure a top four finish in the Premier League to qualify after coming so close in July.

Leicester occupied a top four spot for most of last season, largely thanks to a blistering start to the campaign. But poor results from Christmas onwards saw them fall away during ‘Project Restart’ and slip into fifth – which was only good enough to get into the Europa League instead.

Leicester are determined to finish in the top four this season | Julian Finney/Getty Images

In 2020/21, Brendan Rodgers’ team is once again in the mix for a Champions League place and are yet to drop any lower than fourth. Consistency is more important this season than ever before.

“I think with Leicester, we were so close to Champions League football last season and when I was a kid, we used to have Champions League nights and I always wanted to play in the Champions League,” Maddison said.

“We missed out last year unfortunately but that European aim is a steady process. We are on a journey with the manager and the squad. You can’t just jump. Champions League football would be lovely but as cliché as it sounds, we need to take it game by game.

“It is a weird season this one obviously with no fans and some shock results.”