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​Leicester striker Vardy hopes to become next Geoff Hurst

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is hoping that he can become the next Geoff Hurst for England.

Vardy wants to emulate Hurst, who was only a hero in the final in 1966 because he took advantage of an injury to Jimmy Greaves.

While Vardy does not want his teammates to get hurt, he wants to be ready should he be needed later in the tournament.

He was asked by The Sun if he took inspiration from Hurst and he responded by saying:

"You have got to. We all know we are a 23-man squad and we are all here for a reason.

"The gaffer has picked us because he thinks we are the best the country has got. So we are all here with the same mentality, all wanting to win, all wanting to play.

"Unfortunately, you cannot have that all of time – you can only have 11 players on the pitch at any one time.

"You just have to make sure you put in the pressure on the training field and if you get given a chance, take it.

"It goes way beyond that. It has been long but hopefullyit will continue and just keep going."

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