Jamie Vardy: Foxes eyeing European football


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Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says the players have not been given the target of securing European football but insists they are capable of achieving it.

The Foxes’ last involvement in Europe came in the 2016-17 edition of the Champions League, having won a berth in that tournament courtesy of their shock Premier League triumph.

Leicester impressed in the elite European club competition and made it through to the last eight before being knocked out 2-1 on aggregate by Atletico Madrid.

Claude Puel’s appointment as Leicester boss at the end of October has seen performances and results improve after a poor start.

The East Midlands outfit currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, nine points shy of sixth place Arsenal, which is their highest league position since they lifted they title.

Vardy puts their resurgence down to Puel and feels they can now realistically challenge for a European spot due to renewed confidence levels.

“I think it shows the football we are playing, to be honest with you, and the confidence we have got running through the team with how we have been set up by the manager,” Vardy said.

“It would be great to play in Europe again but we have not been sat down and had any set targets handed to us personally.

“We have just been taking it game by game but I think with the position we are in and some of the football we have been playing you have got to put that down as a realistic target.”

Leicester can be backed at 2.36 to win on their trip to Everton, who are priced at 2.88 to take all three points on Wednesday, while the draw is available at 3.10.

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