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Sport Rodgers backs Vardy as Leicester look to improve goalscoring form

06:15  30 june  2020
06:15  30 june  2020 Source:   goal.com

Rodgers backs Vardy as Leicester look to stay in top four

  Rodgers backs Vardy as Leicester look to stay in top four The Foxes have struggled since returning to action and their manager has looked to take some pressure off their main strikerSince returning to action earlier this month, Leicester have scored just one goal in three games, having bowed out in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers defended Jamie Vardy 's form and said his focus was on Leicester City as a whole amid their goalscoring struggles. Asked about the forward's form , Rodgers backed Vardy and said he wanted more from his entire attack, not just the So that's something we need to improve ."

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has backed Jamie Vardy to rediscover his goalscoring form . The Premier League's top scorer has notched just one "I'd be pretty confident that before the end of the season the 100 goals will happen. He's got that mindset with him where he just looks to the next game.

Jamie Vardy holding a football ball: Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy and manager Brendan Rodgers © Getty Images Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy and manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers defended Jamie Vardy's form and said his focus was on Leicester City as a whole amid their goalscoring struggles.

Since returning to action earlier this month, Leicester have scored just one goal in three games, having bowed out in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

Vardy is without a goal in those three games, but has scored 19 times in 33 matches this season, to go with six assists.

Asked about the forward's form, Rodgers backed Vardy and said he wanted more from his entire attack, not just the Englishman.

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Rodgers has backed the 22-year-old to rediscover his goalscoring touch and plans to work with the striker during pre-season training this summer. Then when you’re playing or challenging one of the best strikers in the league in Jamie Vardy , it’s difficult. “Kel will come back into pre-season, gain more

Jamie Vardy is playing with a smile on his face after "little adjustments" helped him rocket to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts, according Rodgers , who left Celtic after a successful spell to take over at Leicester after Claude Puel was sacked last season, said Vardy 's form had improved

"There's lots of focus on Jamie, but this is not just about Jamie, this is the responsibility of the team and it's my responsibility to find ways in which we can find ways to increase our goalscoring," he told a news conference.

"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.

"Of course we want to get him more service, but we are looking at ways to develop and get our wingers back to being involved and scoring and creating goals, and of course our midfield players.

"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."

Leicester City, who are third in the table, are away to Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday.

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