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Vardy says keeping Leicester in the Premier League would be his greatest achievement

Vardy says keeping Leicester in the PL would be his greatest achievement

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy insists helping the struggling Foxes to retain their Premier League status would be the greatest achievement in his career.

The 36-year-old has enjoyed great success at Leicester during his 11-year stay at the King Power Stadium, considering the club’s stature.

Vardy joined the Foxes in 2012 from Fleetwood Town and has won several trophies including the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield.

The England international was also part of the Leicester squad that won promotion from the Championship in 2014 before helping the Foxes to top-flight survival the following year.

However, Leicester currently are 18th in the Premier League standings, just two points from safety with three games remaining.

Vardy, who is approaching the twilight of his illustrious career, has outlined just how much keeping the club in the Premier League would mean to him.

“At this moment, it [staying up] would be my biggest achievement,” Vardy said (via the Times). “I don’t think ‘hurting’ is a strong enough word for how I’m feeling, having been here this long. 

“I’ve been through all the ups and downs the entire time I’ve been here. I’ve never wanted to see us in a situation like that again. 

“To be where we are, it’s hard to take, but we can’t change results from games that have gone. We know we’ve got three games left now, and we need to pick up points. It’s that simple.”

Vardy remains an important part of the Leicester squad despite being in strong competition with Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka for a chance to lead the line.

The Englishman has scored in two of his last three games, but it has not been enough to get Leicester out of danger with the club staring down the abyss.

Leicester have picked up just six points from their last 13 league games, which is an underwhelming statistic for a side fighting for their lives.

They welcome top four hopefuls Liverpool to the King Power at the weekend, needing a positive result to bolster their chances before facing Newcastle United and West Ham United in their remaining fixtures.

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