It’s great to see Jamie Vardy get recognition he deserves: Leicester

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Everyone knows Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s qualities, but he has never received the respect he deserves. Until now, that is.

It is quite the achievement to win the Premier League Golden Boot at age 33. An overdue accolade with regard to Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. It was the one award missing from his mantelpiece; not that the forward didn’t attempt to earn one.

Being at a club which can’t financially compete with the so-called big six teams makes the player’s triumph even more incredible. The Foxes certainly compete on the field – nobody can deny that!

Jamie Vardy gets respect deserved

In fact, the former England international is joint second in the English top-flight scoring charts, presently. And at long last the media and even opposition supporters, to a certain extent, appear to appreciate and celebrate Vardy’s exceptional records more feely now.

This contemporary turnaround in admiration for the striker may be because he eventually lifted the goalscoring trophy; another explanation could be due to the fact that Leicester are far more established, as a perennial top-six challenger.

Finally, a school of thought I’m suggesting is that so many teams’ fans have witnessed the No.9 scoring against their sides that the reversal is natural following the original juxtaposition. Outscoring Didier Drogba and a hat-trick at Manchester City’s Etihad won’t have hurt.

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How have the main man‘s team-mates gotten on in their international meetings? Let’s take a look. Firstly Kasper Schmeichel made a staggering save as Denmark beat England 1-0 at Wembley. Harvey Barnes wasn’t selected for the matchday squad, which was rather odd considering the distinct lack of flair in the Three Lions’ last two matches.

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Timothy Castagne and Youri Tielemans played for Belgium, while Dennis Praet returned to the bench. Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are both doubtful for the Aston Villa EPL contest, after receiving knocks for Northern Ireland and Turkey; Cengiz Under got some good minutes with the Turks. Danny Ward was an unused Wales substitute.