LEICESTER CITY ASSISTANT MANAGER: VARDY OVER ROONEY
The Assistant Manager of Leicester City, Craig Shakespeare has recently come put to join the lot calling for England’s Captain, Wayne Rooney’s temporary drop based on his recent form.
Jamie Vardy, 29, made his debut for the English team against the Republic of Ireland mid 2015. He also scored his first international goal over the weekend in the 3-2 victory over current World Champions, Germany.
Vardy is currently the second highest goal scorer in the English Premier League with 19 goals that has helped propel Leicester City to the top of the EPL with 5 points clear from second place team, Tottenham Hotspurs.
Shakespeare told BBC Radio 5: "For me, he's [Vardy] a certainty to go to Euro 2016 and a certainty to play. He must be a nightmare to play against."
Wayne Rooney is set to return to top flight football after a knee injury kept him out for over a month. He has scored over 50 goals for his country and has 109 appearances to his belt. However, he has only 7 goals this season. '
The manager of the English team, Roy Hodgson, faces a tough decision as there have been several calls from even prominent figures that Vardy and other in-form strikers should be picked ahead of Wayne Rooney. The manager has reiterated his decision to keep his captain as part of his Euro 2016 summer plans.
"I would love to be in a position to choose between him and Rooney. My money, at the moment, would go to Jamie purely on form,” Shakespeare said. "When we brought him to Leicester we told him he had the attributes to go as far as he wanted. I don't think he really believed it. We've seen him go from strength to strength and I'd love to see him play down the middle for England in the Euros and actually do something for his country. By that I mean get as far as we possibly can, “he added.