Leicester defender Danny Simpson has backed his Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy to continue his current good run of form, and admits he was bemused at the criticism that was directed Vardy's way earlier on in the season.
The England international now has five goals in as many games and is arguably back to his best, and the Jamie Vardy of last season.
However, it has not been a smooth ride for the Leicester front man this season after scoring no where near the same amount as he did in their Premier League winning season last year.
Speaking to the Mirror, Danny Simpson spoke about Vardy's goal scoring drought: “Strikers go through it. I don’t know why some people panic because he is not going to score every game. He is still the same player, it had just not been happening.
“But in training nothing changes with him , his attitude and his confidence, he still believes in himself. He has five in five, he got one for England too, so keep going Jamie.”
It looked like the 2015/16 Premier League Champions were going to do the unthinkable, and near enough unheard of, and get relegated from the Premier League this season, just one season after becoming champions.
However, an incredible upturn in form and the influence of interim manager Craig Shakespeare has seen the side win six on the trot and are clear of the relegation zone.
Simpson spoke about this: “In this league if you put wins together, especially if you have two games in four days, and you get six points in quick succession you can really push up the table.It is really good form at the moment – clean sheets and scoring goals. It is looking good.
“I know the Atletico game is coming up but we still have a job to do Sunday before we can fully think about that. We want to keep this run going. It is all well and good doing it home but we still want to carry it on away from home.
“I don’t think we have picked up too many points away from home. I know we did at West Ham but Everton will be a tough place to go away and play at. I think we have a decent record at their place in recent years though so hopefully we can carry that on.”