HomeSPORTSEnzo Maresca hails Jamie Vardy as Leicester proceed flying begin to season

Enzo Maresca hails Jamie Vardy as Leicester proceed flying begin to season

Leicester supervisor Enzo Maresca hailed the contribution of veteran striker Jamie Vardy because the Foxes continued their flying begin to the season with a 2-0 Carabao Cup victory at Tranmere.

Second-half strikes from Wilfred Ndidi and former England worldwide Vardy proved the distinction because the Championship aspect ran out 2-0 victors in opposition to their League Two opponents.

It was a sixth win out of six for Leicester in all competitions this season and noticed 36-year-old Vardy open his account for the marketing campaign after returning to the beginning line-up.

Maresca mentioned: “I’m happy to continue in this competition and I’m happy for the players, especially the young players who don’t play every week.

“I’ve been really happy with Jamie Vardy because when a striker scores they are always happy for them as well as the team.

“He’s been performing well when he starts and as well when he’s been on the bench and his contribution has been amazing.”

The Foxes loved massive quantities of possession within the opening levels of the second-round conflict at Prenton Park and had quite a lot of possibilities to open the scoring with Harry Winks coming the closest after seven minutes.

But the 2016 Premier League champions didn’t have all of it their very own means with Rovers rising in confidence and, after defending resolutely for half an hour, created some respectable openings by means of Dan Pike and Josh Hawkes.

The impasse was lastly damaged 9 minutes after the break when Ndidi’s effort from the proper aspect of the field discovered its means into the web through each posts, and simply 4 minutes later Vardy put the outcome past doubt with a close-range header from an Ndidi cross.

Further possibilities fell to the guests as Rovers pushed ahead with Vardy and Ndidi who had been each foiled by Joe Murphy, a veteran of the assembly between these two within the remaining of this competitors at Wembley 23-years in the past.

Maresca added: “I was not happy at half-time so made some changes and we’ve played six games in around 20 days and we have one more to go before the international break.

“We’ve won six from six now and all the attention now turns to the game on Saturday before the international break when some of the players can conserve their energy.”

Despite the defeat, Tranmere supervisor Ian Dawes was eager to deal with the positives from the encounter.

He mentioned: “We knew going into the game today that they don’t make many changes, they go really strong and the manager takes the competition seriously.

“We knew we had to get our defensive organisation right and we knew we needed to limit their chances on goal and push up as the game went on.

“We had to stifle the game a little bit, keep possession and then make opportunities ourselves and I thought we did that really well and it all went to plan and they probably scored the first goal when we were on top.

“We’ve got to be positive at the end of it, it still hurts getting beat and we obviously wanted to go through, but you’ve got to look at what they’ve got on the pitch.

“You look at their team and they’ve still got Premier League players in their team and taking things into context we can be nothing but positive and we have to take that into Saturday against Wrexham.”

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