Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Max Kilman has named Leicester City legend and current striker Jamie Vardy as the toughest he’s faced in the Premier League.
Vardy is admired by modest, neutral football fans. He is iconised by Leicester supporters, and legendary amongst broadcasters. Basically, the former England striker is a revered footballing idol.
It also appears that the Foxes No.9 is feared by defenders – as if that notion was ever in doubt! Since 2014 the Sheffield-born player has been terrorising defences in the Premier League. Most fans around the world’s memories still surely contain the former Fleetwood Town man, sporting a mohawk hairstyle, sliding on his knees in celebration of a wonderful goal to clinch victory again Manchester United.
That previous instance occurred way back in the 2014/15 campaign, and seems to age like a fine wine. He even lifted the English top-flight Golden Boot as he approached his mid-30s a couple of years ago.
Not to mention the iconic moments such as again scoring against Man United to steal ex-Red Devils man Ruud van Nistelrooy’s consecutive goalscoring record. And what about the mesmerising first time volley versus Liverpool?!
Wolves centreback Kilman recently commented, in complimentary fashion, on the Fox:
“Jamie Vardy was probably my toughest opponent. It’s not like I get into many battles with him but his movement, he makes you constantly aware and checking your shoulders and he doesn’t give you time on the ball.”
First Leicester City friendly of preseason 2022/23 announced
The Blue Army have been patiently awaiting details of the initial non-competitive outing of the summer. And on Sunday, during the past weekend, LCFC declared that the maiden meeting of the offseason shall be versus OH Leuven.
Taking place at ‘The King Power At Den Dreef Stadion’, where the Belgians play host. The fixture is to be on Saturday, July 16; kickoff is at 1pm (British Summer Time). Tickets can be purchased from Leuven.
If you were not aware, OHL are a sister club of LCFC. King Power International – Leicester City Football Club supremos – has owned the Belgium outfit for five years.