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Vardy: Winning the FA Cup would tick the last box for my career

Sat 15 May 2021 | 8:59

The Foxes will face Chelsea in their final step to win the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Leicester City

will play against

Chelsea

in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The Foxes are eager to win their first trophy after their remarkable Premier League run in 2016.

Jamie Vardy

, who won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, believes winning the FA Cup would complete his career as a footballer.

"The last box [is] fully ticked [if we win],"

the striker told

The Telegraph

.

"To have gone all the way from the bottom and played in every round just makes it even more interesting and me even more determined to try and get the win on Saturday.

"It just shows you that having the chance and working hard for it can really achieve things. I couldn't see any of this, not at all, when I first signed. But it's where the club wanted to go and what they wanted to achieve."

Asked whether he will be thinking about retirement if they win the FA Cup, Vardy responded:

"I’m not one of them who looks too far into the future.

"I’ve woken up this morning, I’ll give my all in training, I’ll go home and spend some time with my family, go to sleep tonight and tomorrow we go again.

"I just live for the now. Anything else that happens in the future, like retirement, it’ll be my legs that tell me. It won’t be me, it will be my legs that say no more and that’s it.”

The 34-year-old has been a crucial player for Leicester City as they sit third in the Premier League. The former England international has featured in 32 matches for

Brendan Rodgers

’ team in their current campaign, scoring 13 goals and providing 9 assists.

"If you look at the nine years since I've been here that's all it's ever done, it's carried on progressing.

"I think winning the league probably set us back a bit because it wasn't supposed to happen so we weren't ready for it, on and off the field. That steady progress now is exactly what we're seeing."

The Foxes will face Chelsea again in their next Premier League match on Tuesday.


source: SportMob