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Puel dismisses talks of Vardy rift

8th February 2019, 18:15 by Bobbie Jackson

Claude Puel has played down claims of a rift with Jamie Vardy and insists he has a strong relationship with the Leicester striker.

The striker was filmed apparently upset Puel was speaking to Paul Pogba on the pitch after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

The footage could have been interpreted that the outburst was directed at the Frenchman.

But Puel - who is understood to be under pressure after some inconsistent performances this term - insisted there are no problems with the forward.

He said: "I have a good relationship with him. We know Jamie - after he lost he is angry, it's normal for a player.

"If I thought one of my players was disrespectful to me or the club there would be a sanction but that was not the case."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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