The Leicester City goalkeeper is happy his side was able to win 1-0 against Cardiff City, but he says it was a difficult match “not just on the pitch but mentally”
After chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash, Leicester City had the option to postpone Saturday’s match against Cardiff City.
But the Foxes’ footballers decided they needed to play to honor their former owner.
And for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, this match, in particular, was a tough one.
“That was a tough game, not just on the pitch but mentally,” he was quoted by The Foxes Of Leicester.
“There are a lot of exhausted people in there now but I am proud of this team and the club. The way everyone has handled themselves has been unbelievable.”
“It has been hard. We have tried for a few hours a day to be professional and train hard, but everyone wanted to play and win for his family. His family has been strong, [with] the courage they have had,” he added.
“I feel just an overwhelming sense of pride of being part of the family that Vichai built and the extended family of Leicester City.”
“It was nice to get a win to take to Thailand now and hopefully we did his family proud,” Schmeichel added.
“You couldn’t ask for a better chairman. There are few people who come along in this life that have an impact on you. He had that on me and so many people and the outpouring of grief around the world shows that.”