Jamie Vardy

Vardy Focused On Team Effort

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy says he is fully focused on helping the team finish the season well after the Foxes’ 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Tuesday.
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- Leicester City came from behind to draw 1-1 with Arsenal on Tuesday evening
- Jamie Vardy scored his 22nd goal of the season in the stalemate
- The striker says City fought hard to get back into the game
- Next up for Leicester is Sunday’s trip to face Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium (7pm BST kick-off)

The Gunners had led through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 21st minute strike at the Emirates Stadium, but City’s No.9 scored a late equaliser - his 22nd goal of the Premier League campaign - converting Demarai Gray's cross to remain ahead in the scoring charts.

Leicester move down to fourth in the standings following that result, a point behind Chelsea but four ahead of Manchester United, who have a game in hand on the Foxes.

And Vardy believes it could turn out to be a crucial point picked up by Brendan Rodgers’ side in North London.

“I think it was just important to get a result,” he reflected after the game. “We started the game well, I think when we've gone one-nil down, we started panicking a bit.

It was just all about being patient and we've nicked one at the end and managed to get a draw out of it.

Jamie Vardy

“So it was about coming back out for that second half 100% focused and showing what we can do. Obviously them going down to 10 men, it means they work even harder to try and make that man up.

“We just knew we had to stick to our plan, keep moving the ball as quick as possible to get them running and try to tire them out a bit.

“It was just all about being patient and we've nicked one at the end and managed to get a draw out of it.

“[We] definitely [feel] pride getting back into the game. And then after that, we've tried going on to get a win. [It] just wasn't to be.”

The forward followed up his two goals against Crystal Palace with another against Arsenal, but while he was pleased to continue his good form in front of goal, he insists he is only interested in the results.

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Jamie Vardy & Demarai Gray
Jamie Vardy & Demarai Gray

Vardy and Gray combined for Leicester City's 84th-minute equaliser at Emirates Stadium.

Vardy added: “Obviously [I’m] delighted to finish that one off, [but] no, you don't have to look at anything like that.

“At the end of the day it's all about putting performances in for for the Club and picking up as many points as possible.

“I've said before, it doesn't really matter who scores, as long as we are picking those points up.

“We got the win at the weekend so we wanted to keep that momentum going and we picked up a point today so now it's back into training and focusing for next week.”

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