Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has built a reputation for his speed and ability to run all match long in recent years, and now he has revealed how he does it – and it involves a lot of caffeine on match days.
In his autobiography, ‘From Nowhere, My Story’ – of which extracts have appeared in The Sun – Vardy talks about his pre-match diet, and it is a caffeine addict’s dream.
On a traditional 3pm Saturday matchday, Vardy says he will wake up and down a can of Red Bull. That’s one way to get yourself going.
Then, Vardy skips breakfast – did his mother never tell him that it’s the most important meal of the day? – and has a cheese and ham omelette with baked beans at about 11.30am, washed down with another can of Red Bull.
Following this, there is yet more caffeine. “While we’re waiting and killing a bit of time, I have a double espresso, normally with centre-half Marcin Wasilewski,” he says.
Given that diet, anyone would be pumped and ready to run all afternoon. But, with 24Premier League goals in Leicester’s title-winning season it evidently works.