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    ´I don´t think I had a point to prove´ – Maddison after inspiring Leicester to victory

    Leicester City midfielder James Maddison does not feel he had anything to prove after an impressive performance in his team’s 3-1 win against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League on Thursday.

    The 25-year-old scored and assisted during his hour on the pitch at the King Power Stadium in a victory that sent the Foxes to the top of Group C with one match remaining.

    All four goals in the game came in the first half, with Patson Daka and Wilfred Ndidi also on the scoresheet for the hosts, while Filip Mladenovic followed up to score after Mahir Emreli’s spot-kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

    Maddison was heavily involved in most of Leicester’s dangerous attacking play, making two key passes, having three shots and putting in six crosses.

    He also scored the second goal of the game, with his fierce left-foot effort after a one-two with Ademola Lookman giving Legia goalkeeper Cezary Miszta no chance.

    Speaking to BT Sport after the win, Maddison was asked whether he felt he had something to prove after a stop-start season, with just eight of his 12 appearances in the Premier League coming from the start.

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    “I don’t think I had a point to prove, no,” Maddison said. “I’m hungry. I always want to do well for my team, for the fans, my family, the manager.

    “I want to get back to my best and tonight I showed that.”

    It is the third time Maddison has both scored and assisted in a single game for Leicester in all competitions, having previously done so against Braga and Brentford.

    Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers alleviated fears around Jonny Evans, who was injured in the warm-up and replaced by Daniel Amartey, with the Foxes boss confirming that the centre-back’s withdrawal before the game was merely a precaution.

    “He just felt something in his thigh, and the last thing we can do is have anyone else out, especially such an important player like Jonny. He should be fine for the weekend,” he told BT Sport.

    On the win, the former Liverpool and Celtic manager was particularly pleased to see his team return to their usual standards of pressing after four games without a win in all competitions.

    “The atmosphere was amazing,” he added. “The supporters played a huge part in it, and like I said before the game, just returning to our football with our pressing and really intense counter-pressing, that won us the game, especially in the first half.”

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