Jamie Vardy goal celebrations explained as Leicester City star makes ‘big head’ comment

The latest Leicester City news as the striker was back in the starting line up and back on the scoresheet in Friday night’s 4-1 win over Southampton.
It took Jamie Vardy just 21 seconds to get on the scoresheet after returning to the Leicester City starting line-up at Southampton.

The striker had been used as a second-half substitute by Enzo Maresca in the previous four Championship games, with Kelechi Iheanacho starting games. But with the Nigerian only having a few days training after returning from international duty, Vardy was given the nod to face Southampton.

It didn’t take him long to make the required impact as he became the first of City’s strikers to score a league goal this season, as they came out as 4-1 winners at St Mary’s. His now customary celebration when scoring away from home followed, as he cupped his ears to the home fans behind the goal.


It’s something he’ll hope to repeat when City take on Norwich at Carrow Road tonight (Wednesday).”I think personally it’s part of football,” he told Sky Sports of his celebrations.



Jamie Vardy celebrates after making it 1-0 to Leicester City at Southampton.

“It’s enjoyable, it’s part of the game. You need to embrace it all, if fans are giving you a bit they’ve got to get some back.”

Vardy has been through more than most at the club, having joined back in 2011. The latest chapter is back in the Championship, where City were when he joined, following relegation from the Premier League last season, the striker admitting his feeling at the end of the season, but his determination to turn into a positive.


“I was absolutely gutted,” he said. “Gutted for the owner, the fans and everyone around the club.


“The table doesn’t pick itself on what people say. You have to come to terms with it, it’s not about switching that round and putting us in a position to get back promoted.


“We’ve been on many ups and downs; this is one of those downs we need to turn to an up.”

Vardy will be a big part of that, even if he is now not one of the first names on the teamsheet, as he has been in previous campaigns. The 36-year-old’s experience within the squad could prove to be crucial both on and off the pitch.


“All that side is important, I’m always there to chat to the young ones’,” he added. “It’s how you act around the place, that’s what’s important. Be normal with everyone. I’m not going to be a big head round the place. I’m just me.”


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