Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy has revealed the circumstances that led to the club winning the English Premier League against all odds.
According to him, Claudio Ranieri’s decision to give his Leicester players a week off in February was key to their title victory.
England striker Vardy and the Foxes are 10 points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League having wrapped up the title last week.
They lifted the trophy on Saturday, after Vardy’s brace helped them beat Everton 3-1, and go to Chelsea in Sunday’s season finale.
The Foxes were given a break by Ranieri after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Tottenham and Vardy feels the Italian’s decision gave them a crucial advantage over their rivals.
“It worked out perfectly. No-one was going to go on a seven-day bender. It was there to relax with family and that’s all we did until we got back to training,” said Vardy, speaking at the launch of his V9 Academy to help non-league players earn professional contracts.