The hero of the club which was blown away the minds of everyone, Jamie Vardy, is making news lately. The Premier League hero earned quick fame as the lad broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of consecutive goals. The lionheart of Leicester City, Vardy, also scored on his debut for England on international duty. Nobody knew about this sensational 28-year-old until Leicester qualified for the Premier League, this season. Man of the moment, Vardy has gone from rags to riches and stands as a great example of a never give up attitude. Amused by his skills, the whole football fraternity is a fan of his gameplay. Leicester City is thankful for Vardy and, of course, Mahrez as without these two men the club would have never been able to come up so high on the league standings.
Vardy is another player that has caught Hodgson’s eye thanks to his form this season, including a run of scoring in 11 successive Premier League matches to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.
‘’When he broke into the team, we liked what we saw, not least of all his enormous energy, enthusiasm, work rate and desire,” Hodgson said.
“So even when things weren’t always going brilliantly for him technically, in terms of scoring goals or making goals, we still thought this was a very interesting player to keep an eye on.’’
‘’Then when it started to really gel together for him, it was a pretty simple choice to ask him to come and join us and see how he got on at that level.’’
“We’ve now got to hope, in the same way that Harry Kane has established himself not only as a top Premier League player but also as an England player, that Jamie Vardy can do the same thing.”
‘’I can’t take full credit there because I went and watched him when I was at West Brom and he was playing for Fleetwood and we didn’t sign him,” Hodgson said.
“I missed a big opportunity there five or six years ago.”
If Hodgson would have managed to sign Vardy then, maybe things would have been better for England than they are, currently.