Fans all say the same thing after James Maddison’s performance during England vs Ukraine
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Fans were all saying the same thing after watching James Maddison’s performance during England’s clash against Ukraine.
On Saturday evening, England travelled to the Stadion Wroclaw to face Ukraine as Gareth Southgate’s men looked to continue their 100% record in the qualifying round for Euro 2024.
However, they fell behind after Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko netted after 26 minutes.
Kyle Walker scored his first-ever England goal in the 41st minute as the Three Lions played out a disappointing 1-1 draw.
Tottenham Hotspur man Maddison, who has been outstanding during the 23/24 Premier League season, started for England but failed to have an impact.
Fans were quick to react to his performance on social media.
One said: “Maddison was awful got picked off to easy.”
Another tweeted: “Maddison had an awful game. His first touch was so bad. 3 times we were in and his touch prevented us from a likely goal.”
A third fan added: “Surely that’s James Maddison done for a bit now. Was awful.”
Someone else wrote: “James Maddison, been very good at Spurs but awful for England tonight, missed his chance to really Southgate.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Maddison seems to be awful every time he plays for England.”
Speaking after the match, Southgate admitted his side didn’t quite click.
He said: “The reality is we’re not going to win every game by fours and sevens as we’ve done in this qualifying campaign.
“That was a really good test, away from home, in a very passionate atmosphere. We had quite a few changes forced from the last game. Sometimes, especially with attacking play, it doesn’t quite click.”
Southgate added: “We tried to refresh things to give them a different sort of problem but today our forward play, bar the goal and probably Bukayo’s effort that hit the bar, wasn’t at the level that it has been in our previous games.”
England will now face Scotland in a friendly match on Tuesday night.