Jamie Vardy has told Leicester City’s official website that he wants to upset Tottenham Hotspur’s defenders when the two sides meet on Saturday at the King Power, with the striker likely to come up against Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
Vardy, 32, has started the campaign in fine form with three Premier League goals in five outings. Brendan Rodgers continues to trust the England international to lead the Leicester line, and it is paying dividends.
Leicester have started the campaign in decent form, picking up eight points from a possible 15 but failed to remain unbeaten as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last time out. Spurs are also looking to bounce back.
They gave up a 2-0 lead to Olympiacos on Wednesday night to come away from Greece with just a point, and Vardy has sent a warning to Tottenham’s defence – likely to be Alderweireld and Vertonghen at centre-back – that he wants to upset them.
“I won’t approach it any different to any other game,” Vardy said. “I’ll make sure that I give 100 per cent. “I have to be aggressive, upset the defenders and hopefully I’ll win the ball back as high as possible so that we’re straight onto the attack.”
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Vardy has come up through the leagues and prided himself on his work rate up front, and his ability to close defenders down and win the ball back high up the pitch. He is a nightmare for teams looking to play the ball out from the back.
But Tottenham have a good record against Leicester in recent years, losing just one of their last seven meetings – and picking up five wins in the process. Tomorrow, though, could see Leicester pile on the misery.