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Jamie Vardy. From amator to the star of the Premier League: what next? Sensation from Lester

Jamie Vardy quite normally took the news that he did not hit the short list of applicants for the title of Personality of the Year from BBC Sports (despite the fact that bookmakers rated his chances very high after the record goal against Manchester United). “It’s okay,” says Vardy. “But I don’t have to wear a formal suit.”

Leicester scorer is confused by the hype around his name. Unusual times came for a former worker from Sheffield. Then he exchanges tweets with One Direction members, then with Ruud van Nistelroy. On Saturday evening, he returned home, turned on the TV, and there Bastian Schweinsteiger is just talking about him along with Miroslav Klose.

Slightly less than 24 hours after that, Adrian Butchert, the British screenwriter who is behind the Goal! Films, told what he thought about creating a Hollywood film about the history of Vardi. “Wow. What happens to my life?” Laughs Vardi. “Well, if they really want to, then let them do it.”

Who could expect something like that? John Morris, agent Vardy, made his way through his ward, but no one believed that a player who was well past 20 would deserve to start playing at the top level so late. Back in 2012, Vardi played for Fleetwood in the Conference. His record-breaking goal for the MJ occurred almost four years after he scored in front of 768 spectators at Gateshead. “I remember that,” says Vardy. “I managed to circle the goalkeeper and get a draw for my team.”

vardi2How much has changed since then. Today, Vardi stands for England, his name adorns on the covers of magazines, he is one of the most popular English strikers, and after a successful strike at David De Hea at King Power Stadium he went down in history as a man who scored for the first time in 11 games in a row.

Vardi very emotionally celebrated that goal, although now it is difficult to make out what he shouted at that time. Jamie recalls: “Since the Manchester fans sang” Ruud van Nistelrooy, “I shouted,” I! I damn it! I! .. “I should calm down a little,” he says smiling and hides his head in his hands. “I just disappeared into that moment. Honestly, on the replay I saw that even several fans of Man United were clapping.” complains. His dreams come true. Jamie was amazed at the number of congratulations on the record. “On Saturday evening, my phone vibrated in my pocket without a break. I put it all off until Monday morning, I wanted to figure it out later. But, it turned out to be not so easy, considering that I have Twitter and WhatsApp, and Instagram, and a whole bunch of other things. True, some congratulations were just incredible. ”Roy Hodgson, who attended the game against Manchester United, left a voice message and sent a small text. “I checked several times whether I answered him exactly,” smiles Vardy. But the most important was the assessment of a man whose achievement he surpassed. “I don’t know what could be better than a congratulation from Ruud van Nistelroy.” Wardi also received a signed T-shirt from his teammates, which he promised to hang either in a frame or in a closet, depending on what is written on it. “She’s in the closet,” Vardy nods confidently. “The trainer gave me another on Monday, specially from him — I’ll hang her up in the closet. He printed on it my nickname, which should not be repeated out loud.”

Vardi very emotionally celebrated that goal, although now it is difficult to make out what he shouted at that time. Jamie recalls: “Since the Manchester fans sang” Ruud van Nistelrooy, “I shouted,” I! I damn it! I! .. “I should calm down a little,” he says smiling and hides his head in his hands. “I just disappeared into that moment. Honestly, on the replay I saw that even several fans of Man United were clapping.”

Vardi does not complain about anything. His dreams come true. Jamie was amazed at the number of congratulations on the record. “On Saturday evening, my phone vibrated in my pocket without a break. I put it all off until Monday morning, I wanted to figure it out later. But, it turned out to be not so easy, considering that I have Twitter and WhatsApp, and Instagram, and a lot of other things. True, some congratulations were just incredible. ”

Roy Hodgson, who was present at the match against Manchester United, left a voice message and sent a small text. “I checked several times whether I answered him exactly,” smiles Vardy. But the most important was the assessment of a man whose achievement he surpassed. “I don’t know what could be better than a greeting from Ruud van Nistelroy.”

Vardi also received a signed T-shirt from his teammates, which he promised to hang either in the frame or in the closet, depending on what is written on it. “She’s in the closet,” Vardy nods confidently. “The trainer gave me another on Monday, specially from him — I’ll hang her up in the closet. He printed on it my nickname, which should not be repeated out loud.”

With all due respect to Jamie, Claudio Ranieri would not mind to reduce the noise around his scorer.

 

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