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Heskey exclusive: I'd have formed deadly Leicester partnership with Vardy

Leicester's title accomplishment of 2016 will live on in the hearts of football fans for generations to come. But to Emile Heskey in particular, this club represents more than a stint in his career.

The Foxes gave a young Heskey the chance to pursue his career as a footballer which began in 1994 and spent 6 years with the club until his high profile move to Liverpool.

He recalls supporting Leicester during their magnificent title run, and he still remains loyal to Leicester to this day. The club created such a lasting impact on his life.

Speaking to Tribal Football, Heskey tells us of his whereabouts on the day Leicester claimed the 2015-16 Premier League title.

He said: "Oh that's easy, I was at home! I'd gone to a few games that season, and everyone around is talking about how well we're playing, we're gonna do it we're gonna do it. Given my experience I knew we had to wait until after the Christmas break.

"When you're playing anywhere from 2-3 times a week, it's extremely tough on the body. Ordinarily after a game at the weekend, it can take up to 4 days for the body to properly recover before you gear yourself up for the next fixture.

"It wasn't until two games to the end of the year that I finally thought 'We've done it, we've actually done it'. Other teams would've thought they'd won the league, but Leicester continued to play strength to strength in every game."

Heskey played with some huge names during his career, but he would've jumped at the chance to play alongside premiership striker Jamie Vardy.

The two are similar in their positions, and Heskey believes their understanding and chemistry would've been second to none.

"I think we would do well together, there's something about him that gives me the impression we would understand each other very quickly," Heskey added.

"We'd know each other's positioning and be able to compliment each other and almost mirror each other. And funny enough, we actually share the same birthday as well!"


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