Jamie Vardy wants to play in Champions League next season

Jamie Vardy is hoping that Leicester City will finish in top four of the English Premier League by the end of 2015/2016 campaign and earn a place in the UEFA Champions League.

The striker who broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of most goal scoring streak has claimed the possibility of his team being in top-four place and thinks its a huge accomplishment.

The English striker feels its not beyond his team to get a Champions League spot if they can reproduce their first half of the season performance.

Jamie Vardy has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League matches as Leicester now sits second in the Premier League against all odds.

Claudio Ranieri set a 40 point mark in the beginning of the season, and now they have achieved their target, the striker is not ruling out a chance to rob shoulders with the big guns in Europe’s top competition.

Vardy told Leicester Mercury: “You have seen what is going on at this club, it is building in a way they want to be challenging at the top all the time.

“We have reached 40 points. That is what the boss wanted us to achieve first and we have done that now and will see what his next objective is.

“We just want to keep doing as well as we have been doing and take each game as it comes –who knows, if we have another second half of the season like the first we will be there or thereabouts.

“That is how this league has been up to now. It would be brilliant [to finish in the top four] but we will just be doing exactly what we have been doing, which is looking to the next game.”

Vardy also insisted his team are not starting to slide down the table as they have failed to score or in their last three Premier League games and have ignored the suggestions.

“I am sure they said that after we played Liverpool, but we managed to get a point against Manchester City,” the 28-year-old added. “We just have to let it go in one ear and out of the other and concentrate on ourselves.”