Just because he rejected the offer of a summer transfer to Arsenal I am not particularly cheesed off with the Leicester City and England star Jamie Vardy, and I do not blame him for the awful tournament disaster that the three lions have forced us long suffering England fans to endure once more at Euro 2016.
To be fair to Vardy he did at least try to inject some energy and attacking impetus into the awful spud filled England team when Roy Hodgson brought him on against Iceland and he did score a vital goal against Wales in the group games, but it was not exactly a happy occasion for the Premier League star.
Just days before England crashed out to Iceland Sky Sports reported that the striker had explained his reasoning behind turning Arsenal down and even though there were no official quotes it is pretty easy to believe that the source was accurate.
Just as many had suggested when the transfer news broke it was the difference in styles of football between the Gunners and what brings the best out of Vardy for the Foxes that was the problem, and his fears were probably not helped by England’s Euro 2016 in which Hodgson did not start him and then played him out wide as England dominated possession but struggled to score.
We might have seen Hodgson use Vardy as he has been at club level if England ever got the chance to play on the counter but that did not happen. I for one was screaming for him to come on when England finally took the lead in the first game against Russia but Hodgson fluffed his lines. Could that have been the time that Vardy decided to stay where he was? Is he right?