Jamie Vardy

Extra-Time Talking Points: Phenomenal Vardy, Mentality & More To Come

Following Leicester City's 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth at King Power Stadium on Saturday, former Foxes Steve Walsh and Gerry Taggart discussed the Club's potential during Monday's episode of Extra-Time on LCFC Radio.
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A Jamie Vardy brace and Youri Tielemans' maiden strike of the season prolonged City's unbeaten run in all competitions to five games and propelled them back up to third in the Premier League.

As the top-flight breaks up for the first international break of 2019/20, Walsh and Taggart - two iconic former Foxes centre-backs - analysed the clash and looked ahead to the future...

Integral Vardy

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

City's No.9 has scored three goals in two Premier League outings.

Gerry Taggart said: “I think Brendan Rodgers realised quickly that Jamie Vardy has been Leicester City’s main man for six or seven years now. He is a vital and integral part of this team. He needs to be a vocal point when Brendan is doing his tactical training in the week. Brendan has come in and made sure of that and that is why we are all seeing the very best of Jamie Vardy on a regular basis in a Leicester City shirt.”

City grew into the game

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Kasper Schmeichel and Çağlar Söyüncü

The Foxes steadily took control of the match against the Cherries.

Steve Walsh said: “Bournemouth came out of the blocks early on and caused a few problems, but Leicester grew into the game steadily and Vardy’s goal was unbelievable. You could question the goalkeeper, but the ball from [Ben] Chilwell was direct, a long ball over the top, and Vardy doesn’t get many of them anymore with teams sitting back. You know when it’s one-on-one, Vardy’s going to get in and the finish was sublime. He was unplayable for me on Saturday.”

No fear

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says there is still room for improvement in his in-form Leicester side.

Gerry Taggart said: “The Chelsea game will be a marker for the season. There’s still more to come from this team. These next four games will give you a real insight into where Leicester City are at. They go into those games with no fear, especially Manchester United. Absolutely no fear whatsoever. They are more than capable of not just going there and competing, but actually taking all three points. The expectations are different now.”

Phenomenal Vardy

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is the Club's all-time top Premier League goalscorer.

Steve Walsh said: “He has to be one of the best players to play for the Club. There’s no doubt about that. He must be ecstatic at the moment. He has been phenomenal for this club and he deserves everything he gets. You look back at some of the goals he’s scored over his time at Leicester City, they are unbelievable. He’s got to be right up there as the best ever in the Club's history… apart from me and Gerry!” 

Keep the mentality

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Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi returned from a hamstring injury to help the Foxes to a 3-1 triumph against Bournemouth.

Gerry Taggart said: “There’s a really good team in place with a really good manager. It’s all starting to come together nicely. We haven’t seen the best of them yet, not for me, but it’s coming. That’s why I think Leicester City can go into the big games, full of confidence, and expect – expect – to pick up positive results. As soon as they walk back in from the international break, that mentality has to be the same.”

More to come from Leicester

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Leicester City
Leicester City

Jamie Vardy's brace handed the Foxes all three Premier League points on Saturday.

Steve Walsh said: “In the second half, Bournemouth were struggling to find the answers. They couldn’t deal with the football Leicester were playing. The fast combination passes and the way Leicester kept possession and were moving the ball quickly… in the end there could have been more goals. It was that good of a performance and I think there’s more to come too. Leicester aren’t even out of the blocks yet. It’s really exciting where we’re going.”

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