Jamie Vardy is looking to end a fairytale season with Leicester by getting married and then scoring the goals to lead England to European Championship success in France.
The 29-year-old was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year 2016 during a ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London.
The Leicester striker was a key figure in the East Midlands’ outfit securing the most unexpected Barclays Premier League title success and is set to be included in England’s squad for this summer in France.
And the former Fleetwood man is looking to continue his latest successes, which included an 11-game scoring streak to break the Premier League record.
“As players we learn to take the rough with the smooth,” he said.
“So much has been written about me and Leicester this season, it is amazing to see my name alongside so many legends (named FWA Footballer of the Year).
“One thing I would like to say is that my relationship with the media hasn’t always been an easy one but it has been made clear to me that I need to make a distinction between football writers and those who don’t know anything about the game…although I’m still struggling to make that given most of you thought we would get relegated this season.
“I’d like to thank my future wife, who has been by my side through so much, we get married in a couple of weeks and it would be the icing on the cake this summer if I get selected and we win the Euros.”
Vardy also made reference to his now famous Tweet during his time at Fleetwood.
“It is hard for me to get my head around this whirlwind, in 2011 I tweeted ‘chat s**t, get banged’ and no-one cared whatsoever,” he added.
“This past week or so, I put a picture of my favourite kids’ film on Twitter and it turns it into meltdown.
“I’m the same man, I grew up watching my team Sheffield Wednesday, I was any normal kid who knows what it is like to be rejected for being too small. I have made mistakes, but I have always given 110 per cent. “