Jamie Vardy

Vardy On Monthly Accolade, Rodgers' Management & City's Ambition

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was delighted to pick up the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award on Friday.
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- Jamie Vardy was named as the EA Sports Player of the Month for October on Friday
- The Leicester City striker has scored 10 goals so far this season
- Vardy discusses how Brendan Rodgers' pressing game benefits his own strategy 

Vardy, 32, is the first player to reach 10 goals in the Premier League this season and received October's monthly accolade after netting four times for the Foxes in three matches.

With Brendan Rodgers' men sat third in the early table, City's No.9 is excited by what the future could have in store for Leicester, but was nonetheless keen to stress that there's a lot of work ahead.

"It’s great, but I think it just shows exactly what the team have been doing as well," he said, speaking at the Club's Belvoir Drive training ground, ahead of Saturday's clash with Arsenal (5:30pm kick-off).

"We’ve been putting good performances in and, fortunately for me, I’ve been getting the chances and putting them away."

Vardy scored a hat-trick in last month's stunning 9-0 victory at Southampton, the joint-biggest away win by any side in Premier League history.

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Vardy Delighted With Award

Jamie Vardy talks after receiving the EA Sports Premier League Player Of The Month Award for October...

"It was great obviously, but we knew that we needed to put a performance in that day," the Club's all-time top Premier League goalscorer added.

"Them going down to 10 men might have helped us a bit, but we knew that we couldn’t take our foot off the gas. We’ve struggled playing against 10 men and we know what it’s like when we’ve had 10 men.

"You always seem to get that extra bit of energy, so we just kept going, kept doing what we’d set out from the start of the game and it paid dividends for us."

Since Rodgers joined Leicester in February, Vardy has scored 19 goals in 22 matches, making him the most prolific striker in England over that period of time.

Reflecting on how the Northern Irishman has helped him, Vardy continued: "He’s probably helped me most by telling me not to chase every single one of the back-four down.

We all thought, deep down at the start of the season, that the way we play, we could challenge for obviously top six. We’ve started really, but like I say, it’s a long season.

Jamie Vardy

"It’s more of a team pressing game that we’ve got set up, so I know when and where to make my runs, and the pressing, and all the rest of the team follows.

"The gaffer’s told me how he wants me to play and what he wants me to do, so I just make sure I keep concentrating, keep working hard, and when the chances come, it’s an instinctive thing.

"We all thought, deep down at the start of the season, that the way we play, we could challenge for obviously top six. We’ve started really, but like I say, it’s a long season.

"There’s no easy games, so we just look forward to the next one and hopefully we’ll get three points again."

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