Former England captain Alan Shearer has told Leicester forward Jamie Vardy to change his attitude if he is to recapture last season’s form.
Vardy, who turned down a move to Arsenal in the summer, has scored just three times so far this season and has not found the net in his last eight games for club and country.
That has left Shearer distinctly unimpressed with Vardy’s recent contributions and used his column in The Sun to urge the 29-year-old to lead by example and make a more of an effort to improve both his and Leicester’s fortunes.
Shearer said: “Jamie is going through a goal drought and is not going to get out of it by sulking, because that is what he looks like he is doing at the minute.
“He is not doing what he did last season and causing defenders enough problems. He is making it easy for them.
“There is a lack of effort there. You have to work hard to get to the top, but you have to work even harder to stay there.
“It was an astonishing achievement by Leicester to win the title last season but what a contrast this season.
“There was a real energy about Claudio Ranieri’s team when they won the Premier League, there is none now.
“Yes they lost their main man in N’Golo Kante, but they did spend and nothing should have taken away their desire.
“But they are showing none at the moment.”