Ranieri backs Vardy for England

Date published: Tuesday 25th August 2015 2:18

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has heaped praise on Jamie Vardy and believes the forward will be an asset for England should he earn a call-up.

Vardy was an influential figure in the Foxe’s unlikely survival in the Premier League last season and picked up his first cap for the Three Lions in the draw with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in June.

Roy Hodgson is expected to give Vardy another call-up for the European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland early next month and Ranieri has no doubt the 28-year-old will make a positive impact.

“Jamie is positive, he is a warrior, every ball could be the best ball. He never gives up and I love this kind of player,” former Chelsea boss Ranieri is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

“Anything can happen, Jamie attacks and breaks the line all the time and it’s very good for us. When some international coaches call my players up it means we’re doing a good job.

“I don’t speak about my players with national team managers because it’s not right but if someone wants to ask me, I’m open. Roy has too many players to watch. I’ve tried to buy some England players for Leicester but the players cost a lot of money.”

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