Jamie Vardy‘s goal kickstarted the English comeback over Wales in the both sides’ second match of EURO 2016, but he’s keeping a solid poker face if he feels it entitles him to a spot in Roy Hodgson’s Starting XI against Slovakia.
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Vardy says he understands Hodgson’s selection dilemma. Harry Kane is coming off a tremendous Premier League season, while Daniel Sturridge scored the match winner against Wales and Wayne Rooney is the country’s captain.
So he’s just going to keep working and hope that work does the trick.
“It’s down to me on the training field to put the extra work in and hopefully dislodge one of the players if I can do,” the England striker said.
“It’s up to the boss at the end of the day, he picks the team which he thinks can get the win so we’ll have to wait and see until Monday what team he puts out and hopefully we can get the job done.
“I think it is tough for him but having competition for places is very good for the squad.”
Vardy deserves a chance to replicate his Leicester — and second half — success, but at the expense of who?