For a player who only in June last year, desired a decent bed place in city of Leicester, now a Premier League history-maker, England striker Jamie Vardy is living in wonderland.
The 28-year-old Leicester City star equalled Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 successive league games in his team’s 3-0 whitewash over Newcastle yesterday, November 21, at St James’ park.
Vardy reacting after the game, admitted to pinching himself “every day” after pulling level with the former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy.
Jamie Vardy equals Van Nisterlooy’s record at St James’ Park
The Three Lions forward expressed his gratitude to Van Nistelrooy who before the game, took to his social media to wish Vardy well – a gesture that meant a lot to Leicester City star.
Manchester United’s Ruud Van Nistelrooy celebrates scoring the United’s second goal against Leicester City during their Barclaycard Premiership match at Walkers Stadium, Leicester, Saturday September 27, 2003. PA Photo: Nick Potts
Vardy told Sky Sports News: “I kept getting it [the message] sent to me and fair play to him for doing it. He didn’t have to do that.”
Vardy can now better the mark of Van Nistelrooy – who set the record in 2003 during his time at Manchester United – if he scores for Leicester at Old Trafford next weekend.
He said: “We’ll have to wait and see. We need to get back on the training field, work on some plans and then put them into action
“I may have equalled the record but we got the three points and the clean sheet.
“We just take every game as it comes. We can get goals and we’ve been solid at the back. We have a never say die attitude, we’ll fight for each other right to the very end.”
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In May 2012, he signed for Leicester City in the Football League Championship for a non-league record transfer fee of £1 million, and represented the club in the Premier League after winning the Championship in 2014. Vardy made his international debut for England in 2015.
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