James Maddison has been nothing short of extraordinary since joining Tottenham.
The England international has been the best player in the Premier League since joining Spurs, but some of his shortcomings at Leicester City are starting to show.
It’s true that Maddison hurt his ankle against Chelsea on Monday, and it looks like he has been recovering for a while.
Maddison may be out for some time, and Sam Allardyce talked about some of the difficulties involved in purchasing a player who is prone to injury on the No Tippy Tappy Football Podcast.
Allardyce feels that a player like Declan Rice is a better investment because he can play 35 to 40 games per season, while Maddison’s output is unpredictable.
Maddison is not as dependable as rice.
Allardyce commented on the two north London teams’ stars.
“Did Madison not experience the same issues at Leicester?” He was worth the gamble because he wasn’t expensive, but Allardyce clarified that you acquire guys like Declan Rice—who is a Mr. 35 or Mr. 40 game—first.
Even though we respect Maddison’s skill as a player, we have to acknowledge that he has long struggled with injuries.
The best skill in football, as we all know, is availability. Maddison can change a game, but if he sits on the bench, he is worthless.
All we can do is hope that his injury issues will go away, but it looks like he will be among the players who will be dealing with them in the coming years.