Kasper Schmeichel says it is up those at the club to maintain the family atmosphere created at Leicester by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The Denmark goalkeeper wrote a heartfelt tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha in Saturday’s matchday programme ahead of the goalless draw with Burnley and has revealed he waved off the helicopter on the night it crashed, killing the Foxes owner and four others.
After a difficult time for everyone associated with the club, the 32-year-old has begun looking towards the future and says it is vital they maintain the special atmosphere created by Srivaddhanaprabha during his time in charge.
Schmeichel says under the Thai, players did not want to leave and he is desperate to see the club keep intact that kind of close-knit community.
“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 told Sky Sports.
“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.