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De Laet: How Leicester striker Vardy prepared to break Van Nistelrooy record

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy drank a bottle of port the night before he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's goal-scoring record, former teammate Richie De Laet has claimed.

De Laet was teammates with Vardy when Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016.

The Englishman rewrote history that when he scored in 11 consecutive games - a record previously held by former Manchester United striker Van Nistelrooy.

De Laet told Sportwereld, via the Mirror: "In 2016, he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's record when he scored in 11 consecutive games.

"Well, on the evening before the 11th game, we were in our hotel room. We had our own ritual.

"We would get the team coach driver to buy us a bottle of port, and hide it away in our room.

"I drank a small glass of it - and he polished off the rest of the bottle. The next day he broke the record. What a guy - he's truly a top bloke."

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