Pep Guardiola hails Jamie Vardy as one of the best strikers he's seen
Pep Guardiola hails Jamie Vardy as one of the best strikers he's seen
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Pep Guardiola hails Jamie Vardy as one of the best strikers he's seen

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as 'one of the best strikers' he has seen.

Vardy will be up against Guardiola’s City this weekend as both teams look to consolidate their top four positions and Guardiola thinks Vardy will be a huge threat in the faceoff.

“'We play 40 metres in front so it’s perfect for him. Vardy scores goals against us and all the teams. Because even in the box and in the final third, he is one of the best strikers I have ever seen.  The intensity and high pressing, many things he is an exceptional player,” Guardiola said in his Friday briefing.

Manchester City face Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night with Vardy having scored six goals in 10 games against City - only Liverpool and Arsenal have conceded more goals to Vardy.

The Spanish boss was also very complimentary about Leicester as a whole, who sit third in the Premier League table.

“I said before the home game, how impressed I am (with Leicester). They have an incredible organisation, good scouting, they know what they have to do. It’s nice to see teams play like this. It’s good for English football to have managers like this,” he added.

Leicester is placed third with 50 points; four points below City who are placed second.

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