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Defender details crazy experiences with Leicester City star – England player still gets compared to him

Defender details crazy experiences with Leicester City star – England player still gets compared to him

Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic has detailed his crazy experience working alongside Jamie Vardy at Leicester City.

The defender spoke to Heute about his former Leicester City team-mate and how he believes he is being used as a yardstick to beat Harry Kane.

Dragovic spent a year on loan at Leicester from 2017-18, joining from Bayer Leverkusen in a €2.5 million deal that ultimately failed to turn into a permanent transfer.

He only made 16 appearances for Leicester that season, but he still had the opportunity to play alongside some of the players who have written their names into the club’s folklore.

Vardy is the obvious example of this: the striker established himself as a club legend after signing from Fleetwood in 2012.

Since then, he has scored 190 goals and registered 66 assists in 464 appearances for the club, as well as being the undisputed star who won the Premier League in 2015/16, the FA Cup in 2021, the Community Shield in 2022 and the Championship on two separate occasions.

His relentless, all-action style made him a favourite with fans and the media alike, and Dragovic has now shared his own experiences of this and how it may still haunt the current England star to this day.

“The criticism of captain Kane in England is harsh,” he said.

“But it doesn’t surprise me. I defended with Maguire on the island in Leicester. No English player has had to take more knocks in recent years. He never took it seriously.

“When I was at Leicester, Vardy was our top scorer. He was completely crazy and ran through life like a Duracell rabbit. He was always nervous, he talked all the time and he was always joking.

“He drank Red Bull for breakfast. He put snus under his upper lip. In the match, he was there body and soul, ran what felt like 17 kilometres and scored the most important thing: goals. That’s what Kane is measured by today.”