Jamie Vardy never dives, he’s a good boy, insists Ranieri

Date published: Sunday 17th April 2016 8:03

Jamie Vardy: Saw red against West Ham

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri declined to hit out at referee Jon Moss but insisted Jamie Vardy did not dive during the draw with West Ham on Sunday.

Moss sent the Foxes striker off during the second half of the 2-2 draw with the Hammers, with the official given a security escort off the pitch at the end of the game after a string of controversial decisions.

“What changes? It’s 2-2. Nothing changes. Never have I spoke or will speak about the referee,” he said.

“He (Vardy) never dives. He’s always a good boy. He’s very fast, and at this speed, if you touch even a little then (you may go down). But it’s okay. I always speak with the players about our performance and our performance was good.

“Also, it was better with 10 v 11, very close, when we conceded the second goal, my players wanted to draw and it was unbelievable, fantastic. Amazing.”


Ranieri on Stoke v Tottenham

Second-placed Tottenham will close the gap if they beat Stoke on Monday night but Ranieri insisted he is not concerned about dropping points.

He said: “Never we are worried. We were worried at the beginning of the season to achieve 40 points. Now we enjoy, I never speak with my players about the gap, blah, blah, blah. Everything is in our hands. If we fight and win it’s okay.

“If the other team, it could be Tottenham or Arsenal, is better than us and win the title, well done. We are doing the maximum. If there is another team who play better and win more than us, well done to them.”

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