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Alan Shearer Has Explained The Problem With Jamie Vardy, This Season

Alan Shearer Has Explained The Problem With Jamie Vardy, This Season

Jamie Vardy's 2015/16 form was always going to be difficult to maintain, being that he broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record for scoring in consecutive matches when he found the back of the net in 11 straight Premier League games. But even still, not many will have predicted just how rough a time the former Fleetwood Town striker would have of it, this season.

Vardy has scored just five times in the league, this season, with three of those goals coming in a single game against Manchester City. Last night the Foxes striker endured another goalless 90 minutes, against Derby County in the FA Cup, and before the fourth round tie last night, Alan Shearer had his say on where the problem lies with Vardy's current form.

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"To me it looks like he's had his head turned by success, I see him on the front covers of magazines, he's signed a bumper new contract.

"But he's no longer doing what brought him the success last season. I know it's difficult getting to the top, but it's a lot harder staying there.

"Everyone knows what you're good at. Everyone knows what your strengths and weaknesses are.

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"But you have to do the basics, and Jamie Vardy [and Leicester] are not doing the basics."

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Image: PA

Given that Shearer leads the Premier League goal scoring charts with 260 goals, 65 clear of Wayne Rooney in second place, it could be wise for Vardy to heed the Newcastle United legend's words ahead of a vital second half of the season for the Premier League champions.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: jamie vardy, Leicester City, Football, Alan Shearer

 

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