Ranieri hails bravery of ‘electric’ Vardy

Date published: Saturday 5th December 2015 11:51

Jamie Vardy: Congratulated by Claudio Ranieri after scoring at Newcastle

Jamie Vardy: Praised by manager Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri believes ever ready Jamie Vardy will always power Leicester as the striker chases another record.

The England forward will match the all-time top-flight goal streak if he scores at Swansea on Saturday.

Sheffield United’s Jimmy Dunne holds the record having netted in 12 consecutive games in the old First Division in 1931-32.

Vardy beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League achievement when he scored in his 11th straight game to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last Saturday.

He is the league’s 14-goal top scorer and Ranieri knows the 28-year-old will never need to recharge his batteries.

He said: “It is difficult to explain, my friend in Italy asked me ‘what has this Vardy got?’

“To explain I said I believe if Vardy takes a light bulb, the bulb switches on – he is electric.

“It is good energy – I’ll bring him into my house so I don’t pay the electricity. He wants to play every week and is very brave.”

Vardy has played with broken bones in his wrist this season while he has also nursed a hip problem during his record run.

“Each of us have a grade of the pain,” said Ranieri.

“Maybe to one man it is nothing and to another man it hurts. Everyone has their range of pain.

“It is difficult , if you ask some players how they are they say: ‘It is good’.”

The Foxes are second in the top flight, having lost just once in the league all season, and face a Swansea side with one victory in their last 11 games.

But Ranieri, who is without Ritchie de Laet (ankle) for a month, believes Swans boss Garry Monk can learn from his tough time.

He added: “It’s the right time for him to understand more. When you win sometimes you don’t understand. When you lose you can compare the victory and defeat. When you win everything is fantastic, when you lose you say ‘what happened?’ and then you start to think.”

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