Jamie Vardy has insisted he is not just Harry Kane’s deputy for England.
The Leicester striker is adamant he can challenge Kane for a place in the Three Lions’ strike-force.
When asked if he expects to play back-up for Kane on international duty, Vardy said: “It’s nothing like that.”
The 30-year-old added: “It depends on how we line-up. ‘H’ has been in fine form for his club and country as well.
“It’s just one of those things, you have to keep working hard, show you are playing well and put yourself in the picture.
“There’s still things I need to improve on – there’s some very good strikers wanting to get in that England squad. I’m planning to make sure I’m playing well for my club first and foremost.” (Quotes via Sky Sports.)
Vardy has been a useful player for Leicester and England over the last two years, but Kane is clearly on another level.
Tottenham’s talisman has scored 11 goals for club and country in September.