Champion of England with Leicester, Jamie Vardy could have known a whole different fate...
Leader of the exceptional season with the Foxes, Jamie Vardy will compete Euro 2016 with the Three Lions. If the neo-champion of England shines bright today, little Jamie has sailed in cloudy waters for a long time. Or should we say in alcohol baths?
Five years ago, Vardy was progressing in Fleetwood Town, in fifth English division. His good performances allowed him to sign with Leicester in Premiership. But apparently he was not the smartest little fox among the other foxes.
Owner of Leicester, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, told the story to The Sun: "He went straight from fifth division to Championship and began drinking alcohol every day. We did not know what to do. I was not aware of his problems until someone told me that he had come drunk to training again. "
The wealthy Thai continued: "He told me that he did not know what to do with his life and that he had never earned this much money. I asked about his dreams and how he imagined his life. I also told him that I had invested money in him and I was expecting something in return. He stopped drinking and started working hard during training. He has never been stronger than today. We knew that he had a lot to offer but we never expected him to be this strong. He became a completely new player with hard work."
Speaking of improvements, here is a video of Jamie that goes back to 2012. See for yourself!
You can also check out our list of soccer players who like alcohol a bit too much!