Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has challenged Jamie Vardy to break into England’s starting line-up under Sam Allardyce.
“He’s refreshed, he trained very well,” Ranieri said. “For me, it is good [he didn’t play]. For him, no. Maybe he is more hungry—show me.
“You have to fight and say, ‘Hey, Sam, I am ready to play’.
“But it wasn’t only Jamie. Also [Daniel] Amartey, [Danny] Drinkwater, Ben Chilwell, Shinji Okazaki—a lot of my players went around the world without playing.”
Leicester travel to Anfield on Saturday to take on Liverpool.