Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic has detailed his mad experience working alongside Jamie Vardy at Leicester City.

The defender has been speaking to Heute about his former Leicester City teammate, and how he believes he is potentially being used as a yardstick with which to beat Harry Kane.

Dragovic spent a year on loan at Leicester from 2017 to 2018, joining from Bayer Leverkusen in a €2.5m deal that was ultimately not turned into a permanent move.

He would only manage 16 appearances for Leicester in that season but was afforded to play alongside some of the players who have written their name into the folklore of the club regardless.

Vardy is the obvious example of that, the striker having established himself as a legend at the club after signing from Fleetwood in 2012.

Since then, he’s score 190 goals and registered 66 assists in 464 games for the club as well as being the undisputed star as they won the Premier League in 2015/16, the FA Cup in 2021, the Community Shield in 2022 and the Championship on two separate occasions.

His all action, relentless style made him a firm favourite for fans and the media alike and Dragovic has now shared his own experiences of that, and how it may be haunting a current England star to this day.

“The criticism of captain Kane in England is harsh,” he said.

“But it doesn’t surprise me. I defended with Maguire on the island at Leicester. No English player has had to take more blows in recent years. He never took it to heart.

“When I was at Leicester, Vardy was our goal scorer. He was positively crazy and ran through life like a Duracell bunny. He was always on edge, talked all the time, and was always joking.

“He drank Red Bull for breakfast. He stuck snus under his upper lip. In the match, he was fully there, ran what felt like 17 kilometers and scored the most important thing: goals. That’s what Kane is measured by today.”