English Premiership

Vardy 'buzzing' for Drinkwater

Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater (TEAMtalk)
Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he expected Danny Drinkwater to get called up for the England national team.

The Foxes have defied all odds this season as they currently lead the Premier League standings, and the English pair have been ever present in Claudio Ranieri's over-achieving squad. 

Vardy, who has already been capped four times for the Three Lions, reveled they all found out about Drinkwater's call-up during training last week.

"We only found out while we were training at pretty much the same time as the rest of the country," the 29-year old told The Sun.

"One of the staff said he had seen it on Sky Sports News. The FA send us a text message but our phones weren't to hand as we were in the middle of training.

"There's been lots of speculation about Danny getting a call and I had been telling him to keep an eye on his phone.

"When the news was made official I said 'I told you so'. It's great news. Danny was over the moon but it didn't affect him one bit.

"He carried on in the game and was pinging balls about all over the place as he always does. He was just how I was when I found out about my first call-up, absolutely buzzing.

"To have two Leicester players in the England squad shows what the club has been doing over the past year or so. His performances have shown he is capable of playing for England.

"There were a few nerves when I first went to England but as soon as you've got into the environment it vanishes and you are your normal self. The excitement I get with every call-up will never go away. It's the pinnacle of your career."

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