Leicester City forward, Jamie Vardy has revealed that the Foxes remarkable away win against Manchester City at the Etihad inspired them to become Premier League champions.
The Claudio Ranieri men had defeated Liverpool 2-0 the previous week heading into the fixture against the Citizen in the month of February and despite heavy doubt on their title credentials, they did the unthinkable by beating the home side 3-1.
And Vardy pinpointed that moment as when they really started to believe they can win the Premier League title.
“No one gave us a chance of winning that day and we dominated them in their own back yard,” Vardy told Sky Sports after winning the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year Award.
“We have to wait and see until next season if we can do it again.
“We’ll just do exactly what we’ve been doing.”
The England international suggested that the Foxes will try to retain their title despite Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United set to spend big next season.
“The money was already in those teams,” Vardy said.
“We’ve turned up and played well, we’ve played better than them, so why can’t it happen again?
“Everyone expected us to get relegated this season. We might have won the league but [coach Claudio Ranieri] will just want us to improve.
“If that’s not good enough to win the title again then so be it.”
Vardy praised manager Claudio Ranieri who led them to the title after replacing Nigel Pearson at the King Power Stadium.
“Obviously Nigel brought together most of the squad but one thing Claudio said when he came in was that he’d seen us when we had that run [that kept Leicester in the Premier League] last season,” he added.
“So he said he didn’t want to change much. He just changed little details in training and how we looked at the opposition.”