Tottenham Hotspur midfielder James Maddison has admitted that ‘devastated doesn’t quite cut it’ after being cut from England’s Euro 2024 squad.


Maddison was called up by England boss Gareth Southgate for his provisional squad ahead of the tournament in Germany.


The Spurs man was hoping to do enough to get into the final squad, but Southgate is sending him back to north London.



Maddison admits he is cut up about the decision as he feels he worked hard, however, the Spurs man notes that his club form was not at the level it needed to be to give Southgate a dilemma.


He is prepared to respect Southgate’s decision despite feeling he could have made a difference at Euro 2014 and will back England from afar.



He wrote on X: “Devastated doesn’t quite cut it.


“Trained well and worked hard all week but if I’m honest with myself, my form for Spurs when coming back from injury in the second half of the season probably wasn’t at the levels I had set which gave Gareth a decision to make.



“I still thought there would be a space for me in a 26 man squad as I feel I bring something different and had been a mainstay in this whole qualifying campaign for Euro 2024 in Germany but the manager has made the decision and I have to respect that.


“I’ll be back, I have no doubt. Wishing the boys all the luck in the world out in Germany, unbelievable group and lads that I literally call some of my best friends. I genuinely hope football comes home.”


Maddison will though now be able to rest up and make sure he is ready to go with the Tottenham squad report to Ange Postecoglou for pre-season training later this summer.