For example, if I make the claim:
"there are experts in the field that think X is fascinating."
and if I insert a footnote source, like this:
"there are experts in the field that think this way."
Footnote : Author, Date, Title: X might be interesting, Publisher etc.
Would this be wrong? Or should I always cite the author even when I don't directly cite the work or any of its content, but use it only to substantiate a claim.