Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy has revealed that he’s struggling to adapt to manager Claude Puel’s style of play but admits he must fight on to fit into the Frenchman’s system.
Vardy who quitted the Three Lions of England after last summer world cup in Russia to focus on his Leicester City career has scored 20 Premier League goals since the arrival of Claude Puel but has struggled for form and sharpness due to reoccurring injuries.
While speaking ahead of Leicester City weekend clash against Chelsea, Vardy agreed that the possession-based philosophy isn’t the best for his game.
“Does it? No, but is that down to me to adapt to it? Yes.
“And obviously the only way I’m going to do that and keep progressing is working hard on the training field.
“It does get a bit frustrating but we are transitioning into a different style of play. I think we’ve just got to keep working hard on it and eventually, it will get us going forward that bit quicker because when we get into attacking positions eventually the ball will get picked out for some of my runs.”
Vardy is expected is to replace Kelechi Iheanacho who started the midweek Carabao Cup game against Manchester City as Leicester travel to London to keep a date with Chelsea.
The Premier league winner added his reoccurring injury won’t allow him to play the number of matches in a short period of time right now.
“It’s just about managing it [the groin problem],” he said.
“Obviously I want to play as many games as possible, but playing the 90 minutes on Saturday there was no way it was going to get risked again [against City] on Tuesday with the chance of it putting me out long-term.
“I won’t need an operation but it is just about managing it, which is what we’ve done after playing last Saturday with a full week until my next game. It’s been managed in the right way and we’ve got a great physio department and support staff in the background.
“It is frustrating but we pick up niggles all the time and if it’s best for me to miss a game to make sure I am not out long-term, then that is what we have to do.”
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