Brendan Rodgers has backed up Jamie Vardy despite his recent poor form. Leicester City have not been in great shape since the Premier League restart, failing to win a game so far and scoring just one goal in three games. Last weekend the Foxes were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea (1-0).
Vardy is still the top goalscorer in the Premier League with 19 goals, but the 33-year-old has not scored a goal in three games and Rodgers has defended his striker. “There’s lots of focus on Jamie, but this is not just about Jamie, this is the responsibility of the team”, Rodgers told at a press conference ahead of their clash with Everton on Wednesday.
“It’s my responsibility to find ways in which we can find ways to increase our goalscoring. It’s the responsibility of everyone. I think if you look at his record in terms of his goals and what he has done up until this point, he hasn’t needed a lot of action, he’s a true finisher.”
“He is not one of those players who is involved in the link-up, in the game. That’s not his strength. His strength is in the box and running from deep in behind. A lot of spotlight is on Jamie, but it is not just the striker, it’s the team’s contribution. So that’s something we need to improve.”