Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has refused to add pressure on his teammates, saying the team are not thinking about winning the Premier League's title but are just "enjoying the ride" of their successes. The Foxes are finally being taken seriously as title contenders following their 3-1 demolition of challengers Manchester City on Saturday, 6 February, which sees them five points clear of second placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The King Power Stadium outfit have been challenging at the top of the table all season, but after facing relegation last season they were dismissed as possible title holders due to their lack of experience. Now Vardy – the league's top scorer – believes the team should keep taking one game at a time, rather than worrying about being being in line to win the league's title.
Playing down title talk
Manager Claudio Ranieri has also staved off any form of title talk in recent weeks, as the club prepares to face another title rival in Arsenal on Sunday, 14 February.
Vardy has been instrumental in the club's rise and is keen to enjoy the moment. He maintains that all of the top five teams on the table could win the league's title, despite Manchester United being 12 points off the top.
"We're just enjoying it, aren't we? We're just enjoying the ride," Vardy said, speaking at the launch of the latest FIFA Ultimate Team 16 Winter Upgrades. "If you start thinking about it too much it's going to affect you, it's as simple as that. We'll just continue to do exactly the same thing we've done all season."
"They're [Arsenal] up there, we're up there, (Manchester) City are, Tottenham, Manchester United might be 10 points adrift, but the way this season's going those 10 points can be picked up quickly," England international Vardy added. "We'll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up."