Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has admitted that Claude Puel’s style of play does not suit him.
When asked by Sky Sports if the Frenchman’s ‘possession’ style fits his own game, he conceded: “Does it? No, but is that down to me to adapt to it? Yes. And obviously the only way I’m going to do that and keep progressing is working hard on the training field.
“It does get a bit frustrating but we are transitioning into a different style of play.”
Vardy hasn’t been in particularly great form this season for the Foxes, scoring just five Premier League goals so far.
The ex-England striker appears to be finding it more difficult to get into games as the defence and midfield build up slowly, rather than incisively.
With Vardy having openly admitted that he isn’t so comfortable implementing Puel’s methods, the alarm bells should be ringing for Everton
Everton must spring into action
The Mirror reported back in October that Everton were interested in signing Vardy for £25 million and that he was ‘discontent’ with life under Puel.
By the player’s own new admission, things appear not to have changed, and Everton should seek to pounce in January.
The Toffees could do with a new striker with Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse having struggled at Goodison Park.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has done OK in parts, but Richarlison has been Marco Silva’s go-to central striker – and he’s a winger by trade.
Vardy would arguably be better suited to Silva’s system than Puel’s, as it is more incisive and played at a higher tempo.