Jamie Vardy is probably one of the most unlikely England internationals in recent memory, if not ever.
The former non-league forward only made his way into the professional game six years ago and just four years later at the age of 28, he made his debut for England.
Of course, Vardy netted 24 times as Leicester would win the most unlikely Premier League title in history back in 2016 as well, so maybe the electric forward has a habit of achieving beyond expectations?
Vardy could have moved to Arsenal in the summer of 2016, but he opted to remain at the King Power Stadium where times haven't been as successful since.
However, with a plethora of injuries crippling the England squad for their forthcoming friendlies with Germany and Brazil at Wembley, Vardy looks like he will be one of the Three Lions' key figures going forward.
England and Germany have both agreed to wear poppies on their kits ahead of Remembrance Sunday this week and with Vardy set to lead the line for England, the Foxes forward sent out a tweet that would make any compatriots proud on Friday.
There has been plenty of debate as to whether kits should feature poppies in such a diverse society and political climate these days, and although Vardy hasn't always been portrayed in the best light through the media, it's good to see his patriotic side.
In spite of that attitude, Vardy insisted ahead of the game to the Leicester Mercury that the friendly with Germany will be anything but.
“We want to get some decent results and the get the consistency going, and then take it into Russia. That would be an added bonus.
“I don’t think you can call any match a friendly. We have made sure we are playing against the best teams in the world and we want to prove ourselves to show what we are all about, so it will be good competition for the lads and hopefully we will get the results.”
With England missing several likely starters for next summer in Russia, keeping the result against the world champions respectable would be a great start.
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