- Jamie Vardy speaks to LCFC TV after lifting his second major trophy with Leicester City
- The Foxes won the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win over Chelsea
- Tielemans scored the only goal of the game at Wembley Stadium
- Vardy adds the FA Cup to his Premier League and Premier League Golden Boot accolades
The Foxes, for the first time in their history and at the fifth time of asking, lifted the world-famous trophy after a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the capital.
Vardy, who has won the Premier League title, as well as the 2019/20 Premier League Golden Boot with the Club, ranks it as one of his greatest achievements.
“It’s unbelievable, what a feeling,” he told LCFC TV. “To do it on a night, I know it isn’t everyone, but 6,000 to 6,500 Leicester fans here with us, the noise they were making cheering us on, it just makes that feeling even more special.
“It’s massively up there. Winning anything, any trophy, you have to put it at the top. It’s not an easy thing to do, so I think it’s testament to the lads for the performance they put in – attacking together, defending resolutely together.
“You’ve seen at the end, everyone has left everything on that pitch and I think we deserved the win overall.”
The winning goal came from the right boot of Youri Tielemans, who sent an unstoppable strike into the top corner from range in the second period, and after the Blues had a goal ruled out by VAR late on, City claimed a historic win in the capital.
“It’s Youri, isn’t it!” Vardy said of the match-winner. “That’s what he’s there to do. As soon as he it, I knew it had a really good chance.
“Just to watch it fly into the top corner, that goal was worthy of winning any game. I’m over the moon for him, over the moon for the Club itself and obviously taking that trophy back home.”
Despite Chelsea’s first-half dominance, Brendan Rodgers’ men were brave in the second period and thoroughly deserved to beat the eight-time FA Cup winners.
“They were putting a lot of pressure on us, but you’ve seen that we’ve defended as a team together, defended resolutely, and they’ve got in at the end, but it was offside,” Vardy added.
We’ll keep going, keep progressing as much as we can and there’s two important games now in the league to look forward to.Jamie Vardy LCFC TV
“So, that’s telling me that we’ve held our defensive line really well, and then to see it out all the way to the end, and listening to that full-time whistle, it’s just an unbelievable feeling.
“It’s a brilliant feeling. We’ve managed to do it, but when the gaffer came in over two years ago, he said he wanted to keep progressing, how he wanted to play, and he wanted us to be challenging for trophies. Now we’ve got one, we’re going to be wanting some more. It’s hard work, dedication and we want to progress as much as we can.
“You can see with how he’s got us playing, he wants us to play a certain way and that’s exactly what we’re doing. Everyone’s bought into it.
“To keep that progression going is testament to himself and what he’s working with us on on the training field, and testament to the lads for wanting to put the work in. We’ll keep going, keep progressing as much as we can and there’s two important games now in the league to look forward to.”
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