- The importance of featuring at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is not lost on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy
- Vardy says England are raring to go, as their campaign begins against Tunisia on Monday 18 June in Volgograd
- The Leicester City frontman has scored seven goals for the Three Lions since his debut in 2015
Vardy’s rise from non-league to a huge name amongst football fans has been well documented and his remarkable journey could hit new heights this summer.
Part of Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad, Vardy, 31, will be aiming to transform his superb club form onto the international stage when his nation take on Tunisia, Panama and Belgium out in Russia.
“It will be the pinnacle of anything I have done,” Vardy said. “I have been lucky in that I have had a pinnacle and then the next time around I have had another one, and hopefully that will continue.
Jamie Vardy in action for England against Malta.
“You can’t wonder what is next. You have to deal with the here and now and what will be will be.
“Obviously we are all ready fitness wise and we are all raring to go and can’t wait to get started.”
The enormity of the World Cup has sunk in now and we all know the hard work began when we turned up for the first training camp.Jamie Vardy
On the scoresheet for the Three Lions against Wales at Euro 2016, Vardy says he fully understands the magnitude of facing the world’s elite teams.
He added: “The enormity of the World Cup has sunk in now and we all know the hard work began when we turned up for the first training camp, and everyone has been knuckling down to make sure they are ready to go for the World Cup.
“What the lads have been doing on the training pitch says exactly the same. Everyone’s fitness is up there and everyone is champing at the bit to start the tournament now.”
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