ETIHAD? OLD TRAFFORD? NO, WE WON IT IN THE EMIRATES; LEICESTER HERO STRIKER ON RANIERI'S MASTERSTROKE; ..That's United Arab Emirates Where Dubai Break Proved Key to Foxes' Title Charge

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ETIHAD? OLD TRAFFORD? NO, WE WON IT IN THE EMIRATES; LEICESTER HERO STRIKER ON RANIERI'S MASTERSTROKE; ..That's United Arab Emirates Where Dubai Break Proved Key to Foxes' Title Charge


Byline: DAVE KIDD Chief Sports Writer

JAMIE VARDY has revealed the masterstroke decision by Claudio Ranieri which was key to Leicester's title triumph - the chance to spend a week off watching Sam Allardyce's Sunderland sweatshop!

Ranieri handed his squad a week off after a stoppage-time defeat at Arsenal on Valentine's Day - and most of them went to Dubai, where Big Sam was flogging his struggling Black Cats at the same venue.

After that seven-day sunshine break in the United Arab Emirates, the Foxes were unbeaten in 11 matches, winning eight, and securing the most unlikely title triumph in history.

And Footballer of the Year Vardy said: "That was a great idea from the manager.

"I went to Dubai and I remember sitting on a sun lounger and in the same hotel, Sunderland were there running up and down the beach doing fitness.

"For me to be relaxing while they were doing the training was quite nice.

"It worked out perfectly, because no one was going to go on a seven-day bender.

"We were there to relax with family and that's all we did."

The break came at the end of a crunch three-match period in which the Foxes beat Liverpool 2-0 thanks to a Vardy cracker and then scored the outstanding 3-1 victory at Manchester City, which convinced Ranieri (above) the title might be on. Vardy said: "Man City was the game no one expected us to get anything, but we thoroughly deserved the 3-1 win and I think that started showing a few teams we weren't just going to fade away or the bubble would burst. We were there to stay.

"Those three games were massive. To get three points at the Etihad after the win at home against Liverpool, and then to get the killer blow at the end of the Arsenal game, to lose... but that performance we put in showed how well we were playing.

"Straight after that game the gaffer had seen exactly how much we'd all fought for each other and put into that game.

"And because we'd been knocked out of the FA Cup, he gave us a week off to completely forget about everything and recharge the batteries.

"Quite a few of us went to Dubai together as a team, and I think for him to even think about doing that, showed what he thought of us as a team.

"To get those batteries recharged and come back fighting stronger was a massive part of winning the league. …

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