We all know that Jamie Vardy isn’t exactly a modern-day footballer.
Although he may have been handed a lucrative £80,000-per-week contract earlier this season at Leicester, Vardy doesn’t rival many Premier League stars when it comes to glitz and glamour.
Without doing Vardy a disservice, you would barely look twice if you saw the striker walking down the road as he looks just like a regular member of the public.
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And when pictures emerged of Vardy drinking a can of red bull and holding a pouch of nicotine it wasn’t particularly surprising.
It was later reported that Vardy regularly places this nicotine in his mouth, underneath his gum, during matches - and has done for many years.
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So, when Vardy faced the media on Saturday ahead of England’s clash with Slovakia on Monday, it was always going to be a topic of conversation.
Here’s what Vardy had to say about it: “It’s just something I’ve always done and they’ve been checked with the medical team and there’s nothing wrong with them."
And what about the Red Bull?
“It’s just standard me, a bit of Red Bull,” he said. “It’s a regular thing whereby I have a Red Bull every morning. It’s just something I felt I needed that day. I wouldn’t call it a diet, the Red Bull was just to wake me up in the morning."
While players these days have the perfect diet, they also usually have a professional training plan. This includes regular use of the gym to build up their muscles. However, the Leicester striker has admitted he doesn’t use the gym for one reason.
“No, if I go in the gym it will slow me down. I don’t go in for weights or anything like that. Each and every person is different and this is my way, and I’m sure if someone else tried doing what I do then it probably wouldn’t work for them.”
To be fair, we shouldn’t want Vardy to change a thing. How he approaches things is obviously working after his 24 goals helped his side win the Premier League while he has made an immediate impact to his England career, including a substitute equaliser against Wales on Thursday.
Who are we to question Vardy’s habits?
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