Jamie Vardy has bee the striking sensation of the season, since coming up through the lower leagues to help Leicester to the top of the Premier League. Now they have their most crucial top of the table game at the Emirates this weekend, and he says that him and his team simply don’t think about any pressure involved.
“We’re just enjoying it aren’t we? We’re just enjoying the ride,” Vardy said. “If you start thinking about it too much it’s going to affect you, it’s as simple as that. We’ll just continue to do exactly the same thing we’ve done all season.”
And when asked about the Arsenal game he replied: “They’re up there, we’re up there, City are, Tottenham, Manchester United might be 10 points adrift but the way this season’s going those 10 points can be picked up quickly.
“We’ll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up.”
He said: “No doubt it will be tough, we know the players they’ve got are world class but although we lost 5-2 when we played them last time we did show that we can hurt them.
“I think it’ll be a matter of us tightening up a bit defensively which, as we’ve seen, we’ve kept a lot of clean sheets recently. It’s going to be a good, entertaining game.”
We all know what damage Vardy and Mahrez can do to teams, but if the Leicester defence has improved as well, could we be in for a tougher game than we expected? Surely Arsenal’s defence is better?