Leicester City manager has revealed that he substitutes James Maddison regularly because he isn’t consistent enough to last the entire 90 minutes yet.
As reported on the Leicester Mercury, Puel faced a lot of backlash from Leicester supporters for taking Maddison off in the home defeat to Manchester United.
The attacking midfielder was one of Leicester’s brightest players and looked dangerous every time he got the ball, but Puel opted to replace him.
When asked to explain why, Puel said:
James has only been playing in the Premier League for a few months and he has to keep his focus and concentration on his game.
For a young player, we have to find the good consistency in his game and be able to do it for a full game, a full 90 minutes.
Maddison and the young players are not the finished article. They haven’t got enough consistency and clinical edge all the time. He needs to find sometimes the consistency and have an impact all the time in games, but this is normal for a young player.
He knows a lot of good things from the beginning of the season. He was more clinical from the beginning of the season and we need to find again a good clinical edge, to have more impact in games, but this is normal for a young player who is continuing his development.
Maddison has scored five times in the league this season and has also registered four assists.