Leicester City manager Claude Puel has defended Jamie Vardy after the England striker was sent off for a dangerous challenge during Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win against Wolves at the King Power Stadium.
Vardy’s frustrated lunge midway through the second half forced Matt Doherty off injured, having caught the Wolves defender high with his studs showing.
The dismissal had no impact on the result as Leicester held on for the victory, but the Foxes will now be without their main attacking threat for three matches.
“I think it perhaps was a little tough, because it was not his intention to make a foul,” Puel stated during his interaction with the media after the game.
“He touched the ball. After that, he was perhaps too enthusiastic on his move, on his tackle. It’s a pity.
“I want to support him. He likes playing all the time, 90 minutes if he can, and we need now to find a solution to replace him and it will be a good opportunity for some other player to show their quality.”