The Leicester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been buzzing with satisfaction lately, even more so with Jamie Vardy’s inclusion in the England squad ahead of their fixtures against Spain and France.
However, the news of the Premier League top scorer’s recent achievement has been soured by recent reports that suggest Vardy is not as grateful as he should be over his opportunity to represent the country.
Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Vardy has asked England boss, Roy Hodgson, to play him as striker but Hodgson has warned the Premier League’s current top scorer not to push his luck.
Leicester boss, Claudio Ranieri, is certain the Vardy’s best position is in the striker role, a free role which allows him to perform to his strengths. However, Hodgson prefers to play the Foxes’ frontman out on the left to make the most of his pace, power and precision. Hodgson said:
‘When you have only played two games, you’re in no position to go to the coach and say, ‘I will play for England but only in this position’ An England shirt is a valuable commodity.”
‘We believe in Jamie Vardy. When we selected him, I don’t think there were a lot of people saying, “Fantastic, that’s a great idea, Jamie Vardy is the obvious man”.
Vardy is the hottest striker in the country at the moment, scoring 11 goals already in the Premier League campaign and has scored in eight successive games, just two short of Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record.
Leicester fans, do you think Vardy should lead the line for England against France and Spain? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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