The Leicester City midfielder feels the club has everything for a youngster to succeed.
Leicester City had begun their season under Brendan Rodgers with a gutsy hard fought draw against Wolves last week. This week they are all set to lock horns with a demoralised Chelsea.
Ahead of their fixture, Ben Chillwell and James Maddison spoke about their side and how they fancy their chances this season.
“It’s not something that has been spoken about but it is at the back of everyone’s minds and is an achievable goal,” said Chilwell.
“It’s something that everyone at the club wants to happen this season”
“When you look at this season compared to last season it seems more competitive. We have bought players and certain positions might be a bit more crowded, but that shows the quality we have and the gaffer has said that people that train the best will play at the weekend, which has made training more intense.”
“To have that strength in depth and people fighting for places is only going to bring the best out of everyone.” said the 22 year old defender.
Leicester City has one of the youngest squads in the Premier League and both Maddison and Chilwell, 22, fill the ranks of the club. When asked about this, the midfielder was very optimistic about having young faces in the club.
“There is no better place for a young player to be at the moment,” says Maddison.
“Me and Chilly have said before that Leicester is the perfect place. From our owner, to the manager, to the squad, to the opportunities we get here, to the qualities in the squad, every box is ticked for a young player to do well here.”
“When you are a young player all you need is opportunity, game time and trust from the manager and those boxes are ticked at Leicester.”
“It’s not a case of you’re young and have a bit of quality so you’ll play – you have to fight for your shirt, but there is opportunity here and it’s a very family-orientated club where everyone wants everyone else to do well, from the players to the kitman to the chef. It’s a great place to be. You spend one day at the training ground and you get the great feeling we have.”
“There is competition for places, nobody is guaranteed a shirt. With that quality comes opportunities”, said Maddison.