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Kasper Schmeichel Admits Emotions Are Still Raw From Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s Death

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel admits “emotions are still very raw” as he returns to Cardiff – where Leicester City won their first match after their owner’s death – with Denmark.

Kasper Schmeichel was in tears as his side won 1-0 in the Welsh capital just a week after the helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others outside the King Power Stadium.

The Leicester City captain witnessed the tragic event, and has been at the forefront of all tributes to the immensely popular chairman.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has come out to praise Schmeichel’s conduct and class, however the 32-year-old has admitted himself that emotions are still raw.

“The emotion is still raw, we’re still in the memory of it,” he told ‘Sky Sports News’ ahead of that match.

“In the end we had a good experience in Cardiff because we won, I chose to leave here with positive feelings,” he added.

“That’s testament to the family that Vichai built, the way he led the club, the visions and dreams he had, the way he got everyone together and on board,” Schmeichel said.

“In football players chop and change a lot, I think Leicester is a club where players want to stay.

“You can see that by the players we have now extending contracts long term.

“Everyone has bought into his vision and ideas, now it’s up to us to help his son and family carry on his vision, his ambitions and dreams.

“That’s a responsibility we have to take now.”



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