In-form Vardy full of praise for Leicester support

Matthew Stead
Jamie Vardy: Scored twice for Leicester, but would rather have the points

Jamie Vardy: Scored twice for Leicester, but would rather have the points

Jamie Vardy has praised the standard of Leicester’s support so far this season, but admits he would rather earn points than goals for the club.

Vardy scored twice against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, but Leicester succumbed to a 5-2 defeat on Saturday, bringing to an end their unbeaten start to the season.

Two goals for Vardy means he tops the Premier League scoring charts with six goals in seven games, but the England international admits he would rather have the points than the goals.

“I’m pleased but it means nothing because we’ve not got the result we wanted.” Vardy told Foxes Player HD.

“It’s disappointment really. Like I say we’ll go into next week [against Norwich] and hopefully I’ll be able to get a few goals there that’ll lead to us picking the three points up.”

“[The goals are coming] in the Premier League and I’ve never been here before except for last season, so yes it is the form of my life but right now it’s just disappointment that we didn’t get the result.”

Prior to the game against Arsenal the Foxes had come from behind to recover points in their previous four league games, and Vardy was pleased that the belief they could do it again was still strong in the players and supporters despite the result.

“The fans always are [behind us],” he said. “They stay behind us all the way. They knew we had a mountain to climb but they’re still there cheering us on. Even when I’ve got my second goal they were still there thinking that we could get the point, and so did we. But obviously we’ve got sucker punched at the end when they went and got another.”