Jamie Vardy Will Drink Three Cans Of Red Bull A Day During World Cup
Jamie Vardy has been forced to stop some of his regular habits for the World Cup but one which he will be maintaining is his Red Bull fix.
For his major tournament debut at Euro 2016, Vardy took snus with him to France and was granted permission to do so by England's medical staff.
The use of snus, which is essentially moist tobacco placed into the upper lip area for a nicotine buzz, is known to be extremely common within the game.
However, Leicester City striker Vardy has called it quits and his decision is because of the media coverage the stimulant, banned in some parts of Europe, received.
"I had to kick it because you lot (the press) made a big deal about it, so I don't think I'll be getting pictured with them again," the England No.11 told newspapers, including The Telegraph, at a recent media day.
"They made a big thing of it, I don't know why. There's nothing wrong with them, but it will be a big thing again if I'm pictured with them.
"Even if you don't look at the papers, someone's going to mention it when your picture's in the paper. You end up finding out so what's the point? Leave yourself to concentrate on football."
Drinking port from a Lucozade bottle on the eve of a game had also been a pre-match ritual of Vardy's, but the Non-League hero has put an end to that too, it's believed.
But he remains fond of a Red Bull energy drink, with The Telegraph reporting he will have one when he wakes up, one just after his breakfast (cheese and ham omelette with baked beans) at 11.30am and a last one in the very final moments before a game - most of it being consumed during the warm up to give the 31-year old a boost (or wings because that Red Bull does, right?).
Vardy won't be dabbling into the sugar-free version as he can't hack the taste but added that he has the approval of Gareth Southgate.
One drink habit his staff at club level knocked on the head a couple of years back was his love for mixing Skittles and vodka.
Vardy would put at least "20 batches" of the sweets into his bottle of vodka but was advised to stop when he was told it was damaging his recovery from a dead leg.
"I had a three-litre vodka bottle at home I would put loads of Skittles sweets in. After that, you can drink the vodka neat and it tastes just like Skittles," he writes in his autobiography.
"When I was bored at home in the evening I'd pour myself a glass, sit back and enjoy. The vodka was decent but it wasn't doing much for my dead leg, which didn't stop bleeding for ages."
But during a meeting with Leicester head physio David Rennie, Vardy informed him of his drinking and it was pin-pointed as a factor in his slow recovery from injury.
"'Well, that will be why, then', Dave said, looking a little shocked, before going on to explain the science behind it and how the alcohol was damaging the healing process," Vardy continued.