Jamie Vardy admits he played Call of Duty instead of watching title rivals

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It must be tense being a player in a title race.

Not only are you desperate to help your side win crucial matches, you’re also passionately cheering on the sides facing your title rivals.

Well, that’s what most players would be doing but not Jamie Vardy.

After the Foxes had slipped up at home to West Brom last Tuesday, drawing 2-2 at the King Power Stadium, all eyes turned to Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham who were playing 24 hours later.

But, Vardy’s took very little interest in their matches and his eyes were very much focused on something else.

"I saw a lot of people saying the result on Wednesday night went in our favour but I was playing Call Of Duty on the PlayStation,' Vardy told reporters.

"I had the football on in the background but it was Liverpool vs Man City. Liverpool put a good result in and I was just relaxing.”

If Vardy had been watching his rivals, he would have seen Spurs, Arsenal and City had all lost, meaning his side was reinstalled as title rivals.

And the results went Leicester’s way yet again this weekend with Spurs and Arsenal playing out a draw in the north London derby, while Claudio Ranieri’s men ran out 1-0 winners at Watford.

Vardy admitted that he and his teammates did watch the north London derby on Saturday, by they didn’t get themselves too emotionally attached to the match.

"We got down a bit early because it was the first live game on TV. We thought we would tune in and watch it just before food," Vardy added.

"There were no emotions. None at all. At the end of the day we know it is up to us. No matter what the result was earlier we knew that we needed to come to Watford and get three points.

"No-one gave us a chance at the start of the season. Everyone said we were relegation fodder. Now we're just enjoying it.”

The quotes from Vardy epitomise Leicester’s attitude this campaign. They are playing with no fear and don’t consider the importance of each match as they close in on what would be an incredible story.

With just nine matches remaining, they are five points clear of Spurs and eight clear of Arsenal as they look to pull off an incredible 5000-1 feat by winning the league.

As for Vardy, Ranieri will be encouraging him to carry on playing computer games in his spare time because it’s worked wonders so far. The 29-year-old has been the story of the season, scoring 19 goals in the league.

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