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‘We hope we did Vichai’s family proud’ says Schmeichel

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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel hopes their 1-0 away victory at Cardiff has made Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family proud.

It was an emotional day as players, staff and fans paid tribute to the late owner in their first game since last weekend’s tragic helicopter crash.

Demarai Gray’s lone goal in the second-half was enough to seal the three points for Leicester City.

“I feel proud,” said Schmeichel, via Leicester Mercury.

“It has been a really tough week for everyone. The way everyone has handled themselves, it is a testament to the family that Vichai built. That took a lot.

“So proud of how everyone played, how professional they were.

“Always going to be an emotional day but I’m glad we got the three points.

“You come across very few people in your life that hit you there and impact you. He had a really big impact on my life. You can see from the reaction of everybody that he had an impact on so many lives.

“It’s a man that we’re immensely proud to have known. His family, that’s what we’re thinking about.

“We’re all hurting, we’re really hurting, but we can’t imagine what they’re going through.

“So we wanted to do it for him and for his family tonight.”