James Maddison

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has thrown his support behind James Maddison and defended the midfielder’s lifestyle choices.

James Maddison

Maddison was spotted partying in Dubai during the Premier League mid-season break, a debacle that sparked uproar.

The Foxes star is seen as an England potential call-up in his second season with Leicester – bearing six goals in 24 Premier League games this term.

“It’s unfortunate. We’re supposedly in this great world now where everyone cares, this wonderful atmosphere where everyone wants to look after you,” Rodgers said.

“It’s rubbish because the first thing people do is try and stitch you up.

“It’s contradictory, it’s unbelievable. So there’s something framed around him which, okay, he’ll have to live with, but that’s someone else’s narrative.

“This is a 23-year-old boy who is single, he’s been given a week free. We try to educate them in many ways, but this is something I’m not too bothered about.”