England international Jamie Vardy has revealed that he drinks port and Red Bull before every game.
The Leiecester City frontman finished last season with 24 premier league goals joint second with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and one shot of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane as the Foxes made history by winning the title for the very first time.
Vardy, 29, admits that he doesn’t know why or when he started the habit of taking 250ml of port – the equivalent of three double shots but said it felt good and he never wants to stop.
“I can’t say why it started, because I genuinely don’t know, but I decided to drink a glass of port on the eve of every game in the 2015–16 season,” Vardy wrote. “I’m not normally superstitious but from the moment I scored against Sunderland on the opening day, I didn’t want to change anything.
“I fill a small plastic water or Lucozade bottle to halfway and just sip the port while watching television. It tastes like Ribena to me, and it helps me switch off and get to sleep a bit easier the night before a game.”
Interestingly, he had previously revealed that on a match days, his diet consists of three cans of Red Bull, a double espresso and a cheese-and-ham omelette with baked beans.
Vardy has scored just twice in six premier league appearances for Leicester City this season so far.