‘Brotherly love’ inspired Leicester success, says Jamie Vardy

Date published: Sunday 8th May 2016 1:45

Leicester: The shock story of this, or any season

Jamie Vardy is savouring an “unimaginable” Premier League title win made all the more special by playing with his Leicester “brothers”.

Nine months on from starting the season as 5,000-1 shots for the title, captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lifted the trophy to a backdrop of fireworks and cheers at a packed King Power Stadium.

Not only is this the first top-flight league title in City’s 132-year history but one of the greatest achievements in sporting history, with former non-league player turned England international Vardy at the heart of things.

The 29-year-old top scorer took his goal tally to 24 on Saturday, netting a brace in the 3-1 defeat of Everton as Leicester celebrated their coronation in style.

“It is unbelievable,” Vardy said. “I don’t think words can describe it, to be honest with you.

“You can just see with the celebrations with all the fans and the players, it is unimaginable, frightening.”

Leicester have shown impressive attitude this campaign and an aptitude that belied their performances that last season saw them spend most of the campaign towards the bottom.

Vardy puts the spectacular turnaround down to the family spirit within the club.

“It’s unbelievable – you’ve seen the team spirit that we’ve got,” he told Foxes Player.

“It is a scandal how we all are together. We literally are like brothers.

“When training and matches are finished, we’ll all go out and have food together, we’re always in touch with each other.

“That just shows how much as a unit we all are as a team and it shows in our performances week in, week out.”

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