When it comes to Vardy we have to give the man the credit that he deserves.
He is one of those players that looks like he would never score. When I look at his team he had a shakeup with the manager before Claude Puel and in the end they both didn’t have a great understanding. There was even a time I thought Vardy would leave the club, and possibly go somewhere else to build great things including winning the league again.
Leicester even had a period where they would not use the option of finding Vardy in the spaces where he likes to find himself, where defenders have their back facing their own goal and he is running at them with the ball.
Things started going the wrong way for the Foxes. They had built the team around a player that knows how to find the back of the net very easily, but if you don’t use him and you don’t have another great answer to move forward it doesn’t make sense.
Then Brendan Rodgers came in and things changed for the better for the team and for Vardy, because he saw some of the things they had when they won the title, which is when Vardy was at his very best. Brendan wanted good football and play to be creative, so when the ball comes to his striker it would give them an even better chance to outplay others.
Of course the other teams understood Leicester in the way they wanted to play but they had to change quickly and make Tielemans and Maddison their two creatives to open up teams that played against them.
All this great work and progress happened but when Covid kicked in we all saw them come back with less force and confidence. A few players got injured and they were attempting to reach the Champions League, but didn’t manage to hold on to their mean starting 11. Things become tricky when you have other teams that have bigger squads with more experience and more players that can do the job.
But Vardy picked up the Premier League golden boot, and now it is time to see him enjoy his great personal achievement. Next season I am looking out to see more of the great leader taking his team to glory.
Vardy’s story will be told for many years and he is an inspiration to the next generation of aspiring footballers.
“Never in a million years did I ever think I would win a Premier League winners medal let alone the Golden Boot…just wow!” he said.
“If this proves anything, it shows you should never ever give up on your dreams, no matter how crazy they may seem!” #mmlove