Jamie Vardy has admitted that he is playing the best football of his career after the Leicester striker netted in the 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday evening.
The 33-year-old was of course involved in Leicester‘s incredible title-winning campaign in 2016, the striker netting 24 league goals that season, including setting a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive matches.
The forward’s opener against Arsenal was his 11th of the current campaign, seeing him top the scoring charts going into the final international break of 2019, and despite his phenomenal form four seasons ago, Vardy believes his current form is the best he has ever produced, paying tribute to Brendan Rodgers tactics.
“I’m playing probably the best that I ever have but there’s a long way to go,” Vardy told Sky Sports.
Jamie Vardy was playing non-league football in 2012. He now has more Premier League goals than Luis Suarez, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres 🙌 pic.twitter.com/rRpTS1eHVN
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“I’m always willing to learn, there’s new tactics with the gaffer and I’m always trying to give 100% and it’s paying dividends for myself.
“The creativity we’ve got in the side is going to benefit the team massively. We’ve got to take each game as they come. It’s still early on in the season – it’s a long slog.
“There’s a lot of momentum round the club and everyone’s enjoying themselves. That enjoyment comes with winning.”
Speaking about the No. 9, Brendan Rodgers spoke in his usual glowing terms, suggesting that he is among Europe’s elite forwards.
“It’s firstly about giving him confidence,” Rodgers said.
“He is up there with the very, very top strikers in European football with what he brings to a team, his pressing.
“We’ve allowed him to do essentially what he wants to do – he’s so honest, he’d press he whole back four if he could.
“How we play, being aggressive and playing quickly obviously suits him. But his finishing ability, how clinical he is, is absolutely phenomenal. That’s a big testament to his concentration – when the opportunities come he’s always ready.”