​Leicester forward Shinji Okazaki insists he is not worried about Jamie Vardy's form despite the fact he's failed to score in any of his last six games, reported ​TeamTalk.

Okazaki said ahead of Leicester’s FA Cup third-round replay against Tottenham on Wednesday that Vardy is still putting in good performances and setting up chances, even while he's recently failed to add to his 15-goal tally notched up in the first half of the season. 

Vardy went close in the game with Aston Villa on Saturday, but Okazaki turned in the rebound in what turned out to be a 1-1 draw, and the Japanese star is not concerned about his striking compatriot at all: “He has created some chances and so I am not worried about him at all. Vardy is still our main striker and it is a big thing he scores goals for us but if he is not scoring then I hope to help the team and Vardy as well.”

He spoke similarly of Riyad Mahrez, who is in something of a drought himself. The Algerian missed a penalty in the game, but Okazaki thinks the winger has done so much for the team this season.


According to the ​Express, he added: "Riyad has been winning games for us as well so people should also remember that."

Okazaki is delighted with Leicester's league position - as they're still joint top despite winning only one of their last five Premier League games: “It’s unbelievable. I am happy and Leicester is a strong team like a family. Top of the table? I don’t know if it will last but we take it game by game. I haven’t got a title or a cup yet. I want to get there.

"It's turning out to be a dream move. I am happy and Leicester is a strong team like a family. I like the everyday life here and the people."

He even revealed his favourite British cuisine...

"Oh yes, and I like fish and chips as well! I have them maybe once every two weeks. Then I am happy. Now I have scored I might celebrate with some fish and chips. It is better than pizza."