Vardy has been nothing short of sensational this season, scoring 14 goals in 15 league matches including a record breaking run of a least one goal in 11 consecutive Premier League games.
But it’s not his goal scoring ability which leaves Thierry Henry singing his praises, but instead his old fashioned style of play and tireless work ethic which forces defenders out of their comfort zone.
“Back in the day, if you were a defender facing an English centre-forward, you knew what to expect. They were in your face, running into the channels, and never giving you a breather,” henry explained.
“That is what I like about Vardy. He makes the centre-half sprint an extra 20 yards chasing a ball he thinks is going out, because he knows Vardy has not given it up.”
“And you can’t try to rough him up because it wouldn’t bother him. It’s something you only see from the likes of Luis Suarez, Carlos Tevez and Alexis Sanchez etc.”
The aforementioned have all left their mark on English football, even Sanchez who has only been at Arsenal for a little over 18 months following his switch from Barcelona.
Vardy has a unique style of play, and it coincides with Leicester’s best attributes of sitting deep, playing on the counter and looking for their top scorer and teammate Riyad Mahrez in space.
The 28-year-old’s rise in the game has been nothing short of sensational, considering only four years ago he was knocking them in for then non-league outfit Fleetwood Town.
The Foxes ultimately took the gamble on him, and he hasn’t half repaid the faith shown in him by helping the club win promotion, survive in the top flight and now fight at the top end of the table.