Roy Hodgson has delivered an amazing put-down to Premier League hot-shot Jamie Vardy AFTER naming him in the new England squad.
Hodgson told striker Vardy to forget about demanding to play as a centre-forward for the Three
Lions, despite his current red-hot form for Leicester.
Vardy is the Premier League’s 11-goal top scorer and
wants to play through the middle after his two starts
for England so far came on the wing.
But boss Hodgson said: “When you have only played
two games, you are in no position to go to the coach
and say, ‘I will play for England but only in this
“That is the point I am trying to make.
“I am just trying to defuse hype and make one very
important point which is very, very obvious to
anyone who has been following England for a long
time. That is: An England shirt is a very valuable
“I think Jamie Vardy can play in any of the front three
“Jamie has only played a couple of games from the
start. He should be happy at the moment a) to be in
the squad and b) even happier if he makes the team.
“His job, I think, should be definitely to try to convince that he has got the ability to play as a forward in an England team and not get too hung up
like some people if he only plays here [in a certain
Vardy is on the brink of making Premier League history after scoring in eight consecutive games, which is just two short of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.
It is a remarkable success story for the 28-year-old,
who only got called up for the first time in May,
having restarted a career that stalled when released
by Sheffield Wednesday as a kid in non-League with
Stocksbridge, Halifax and Fleetwood before his £1m
move to Leicester in 2012.
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