Leicester midfielder Maddison proves class with England call-up - Norwich boss Farke (all)
Norwich manager Daniel Farke would have every reason to feel animosity towards Maddison, as he left the club in the summer for the Premier League.
But Farke is simply proud of how well Maddison is doing since making the big move.
"I'm totally happy for James Maddison because I know how desperate he is to develop each and every day, and to make the best out of his career," Farke told the Norwich Evening News.
"We spoke a lot about how he should develop and where I see him in a few years and although he is still young he is there with an unbelievable attitude, grown up in his whole behaviour and self-critical, analyses his game and each and every day wants to improve himself.
"That he is already there in the plans of Gareth Southgate is a sign of his quality and is also a sign of his character to be allowed to play for such an unbelievably great nation in terms of football.
"To be allowed at this young age in this important role, to be involved at least, is outstanding but I also get the feeling it's well deserved.
"James enjoys this feeling and I think everyone around him can be really proud but it's also important that he takes this as motivation to work even harder, to improve further on, because that's what he has to do.
"If he goes further on in this style and this development he can reach some really extraordinary things during his career."