Leicester striker Jamie Vardy still feels like he is in his early 20s and believes he will be able to play on for years to come. The 31-year-old retired from international football with England in August as he wanted to spend more time at home with his family, something he is now doing in this break.
Vardy, who joined Leicester from then non-league Fleetwood in 2012, will turn 32 in January but expects to maintain his fitness and style despite getting older.
Speaking at the Oxford Union on Wednesday night with wife Rebekah, Vardy said: “Coming into the game later I’m hoping that I can go on a lot longer. “I didn’t have that training that someone who went from the academy straight into the first team and plays until 34 would have had.
“Legs wise, I feel fine – there’s a good few years in them left. I’m not losing any speed, and all my measurements at Leicester have been exactly the same as they used to be. “When I go out onto the pitch, I don’t feel 31 at all – I feel like I’m in my early 20s.”