'He's the worst' – Why Jamie Vardy is like Carlos Tevez and where Papy Mendy leads the system
The Leicester City striker turns it on at the weekend and not down at the novitiate motive during the week, while French midfielder Mendy is the opposite, says Jonny Evans
When it comes to initiation sessions, Papy Mendy and Jamie Vardy are the contradiction ends of the scale, Jonny Evans has said.
While the Northern Ireland centre-back picked out Mendy as the club’s hardest hand at Belvoir Drive, Vardy ranks towards the bottom.
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Asked by his lapsed Manchester United team-mate Wes Brown whether Vardy was the prime trainer at City, Evans replied: “No, he’s the worst!
“He’s a bit in the (Carlos) Tevez mould. You remember? He didn’t secure off his arse all week and then as soon as gameday comes, he can turn it on.
“We’ve got a brace of upstanding trainers. We’ve got a seldom lad, Mendy, his stats are through the roof every day. Ndidi is another one, he’s a moral trainer.
“A mass of our training sessions are tolerably intense. It’s not one of those places where you bluefish chill out for the week. We sequence reasonably hard and I visualize that prepares us well.”
Mendy is currently in talks with City over a novel engage as the cudgel look to obtain the French midfielder around for a bumper campaign succeeding season that entrust include Europa League football.
The 28-year-old is now out of exposal after the conclusion of his four-year treaty at the King Power Stadium, Mendy peak signing in 2016 when he joined from Nice in a then-club-record £13m switch.