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Europa Conference League: Leicester goalscorer Maddison proud of Iheanacho, other teammates

Leicester City ace, James Maddison, was proud of his teammates after their Europa Conference League win at PSV.

The 25-year-old equalised for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the second half to cancel out Eran Zahavi’s opener for the hosts. Ricardo Pereira completed the turnaround on the stroke of added time by reacting first and finishing on the rebound from a saved Patson Daka shot.

With a semifinal against Roma ahead of them, Maddison said: “So proud of the boys, proud of everyone,” the attacking midfielder told BT Sport after the match.

“It’s a great feeling. Into the first-ever European semi-final for the club, creating history. A brilliant feeling and a brilliant night, going behind, a little bit of a slow start but we showed resilience, togetherness and quality to win the game.

“The togetherness of the boys is unbelievable man! Fofana, fasting at the minute, hasn’t eaten or drank anything all day and puts in a performance like that, at the end when we’re pushing for a goal, he’s stopping all the counter-attacks, and it epitomises what we’re about. That courage, character.

“Two brilliant goals to win the game and go through. These are the nights you want to be involved in, we’ll watch the [Roma v Bodoe Glimt] game together and see who we’ll play. We’ll look forward to it, these are the nights we play for.”

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