Vardy: Leicester ‘enjoying the ride’; won’t change approach

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2016 2:36

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Jamie Vardy has described Leicester as “enjoying the ride” and says the Foxes will not change their approach for Sunday’s game with Arsenal.

Vardy, who has blasted 18 goals for the league leaders this season, says they will not change their outlook for the weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal at The Emirates  – a game Arsene Wenger has admitted is a “very big one”.

Claudio Ranieri’s men are five points clear at the top of the table after they thumped Man City 3-1 last Saturday with Tottenham and Arsenal currently second and third with just 13 games remaining.

Football pundit Jamie Carragher last week accused Leicester’s opposition of not giving Ranieri’s men the respect they deserve and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will come out all guns blazing against the best counter-attacking side in England.

Vardy, 29, though claims Leicester will not change their philosophy, despite a 5-2 humbling against Arsenal earlier in the season at The King Power Stadium.

Speaking at the launch of the latest FIFA Ultimate Team 16 Winter Upgrades, Vardy said: “We’re just enjoying it aren’t we? We’re just enjoying the ride.”

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When asked directly whether he would consider Leicester as title contenders if they were to avoid defeat on Sunday, Vardy said: “No. If you start thinking about it too much it’s going to affect you, it’s as simple as that.

“We’ll just continue to do exactly the same thing we’ve done all season.

“They’re (Arsenal) up there, we’re up there, (Manchester) City are, Tottenham, Manchester United might be 10 points adrift but the way this season’s going those 10 points can be picked up quickly.

“We’ll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up.

“No doubt it will be tough (against Arsenal), we know the players they’ve got are world class but although we lost 5-2 when we played them last time we did show that we can hurt them, and I think that it’ll be a matter of us tightening up a bit defensively which as we’ve seen, we’ve kept a lot of clean sheets recently.

“It’s going to be a good, entertaining game.”

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