‘You have to manage that freshness’: Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy’s blistering start to the season is down to his England international exile
- Jamie Vardy has scored eight times in seven matches at the start of the season
- Brendan Rodgers believes that the Leicester star’s England exile has helped him
- The 33-year-old stepped away from international duty after the 2018 World Cup
Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy has benefited from his extended international exile following the Leicester striker’s blistering start to the season.
The 33-year-old has scored eight times in seven matches this term, helping the Foxes to second place in the Premier League and to a strong opening to their Europa League campaign.
A win over Braga would take them to a maximum nine points from three games.
Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Vardy’s international exile helped his superb start to the season
Vardy stepped back from international football after the 2018 World Cup – something Rodgers regards as key to his Vardy’s excellent form.
He said: ‘It is an important point. You have to manage that freshness. He brings such a huge dimension to our team.
‘He knows the stage of his career he is at. He manages his time to rest and recover, as a top professional would.’
Vardy has netted eight goals in seven matches this term and Rodgers saluted his fine form