English Premiership

Vardy: There are no easy games

2016-03-08 14:00
Jamie Vardy (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy insists the Premier League title is not their's yet, as the Foxes have a number of tough games lined up for the season run-in.

Leicester have been leading the Premier League pack for the better part of the 2015/16 campaign, currently sitting atop the standings with a five-point lead and a healthy goal difference.

The 29-year-old has played a huge part in his team's remarkable season, netting 19 league goals, and with just nine games to go Leicester are the current favourites to clinch a historic league crown.

However, Vardy is fully aware of the tough task that lays ahead.

"There are no easy games and there is no easy run-in," he said. "Everyone is in the Premier League for a reason and every club deserves to be there. They can all beat each other as we have seen from this season.

"So we will just make sure that we concentrate on ourselves, keep putting 100% in for each other, and hopefully that will get us over the line."

The Foxes narrowly escaped relegation last season after mounting a late charge to finish 14th and six points clear of the relegation zone. As such, Leicester were tipped by many to struggle again this season.

However, Claudio Ranieri's men paid no heed to the pre-season predictions, and Vardy says they have made an incredible rise to the summit of England's top tier by taking each game as it comes.

"No-one gave us a chance at the start of the season. Everyone said we were relegation fodder," he added.

"It was every newspaper and every pundit, wasn't it? There you go. We just go into every meeting focusing on the next team we've got to play.

"We'll look at ways at how we can break them down and hopefully come away with the three points.

"The pressure that we had was up until we knew we were safe. Now we're just enjoying it. Simple as that.

"We've been on a good ride and we're just going to keep enjoying it as it is."

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