|Org||Denmark National Team|
|Club as Player||Leicester City|
2016 03 26 Retrieve
[Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after hearing the odds of the Foxes winning the English Premier League title at the beginning of the season were the same as someone seeing The King of Rock and Roll alive and well] Well then, let’s hope Elvis is found alive
2016 05 19 Tweet
[Kasper Schmeichel thanks the club’s supporters from Thailand during a recent trip celebrating their English Premier League title triumph] Incredible scenes in Thailand! 1 million people out to cheer us. We are all so humbled & grateful for your support
2019 12 27 Retrieve
[Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty] I think [the decision] was a bit tough. We were in the game until the referee had to make himself a hero. Then we lost our composure. [Former Premier League referee and current pundit] Dermot [Gallagher] will be on Sky saying it was a great decision. Caglar had less than a millisecond to react. He is desperate to give it, once he does, they are never going to turn it over
They are the best side in the world along with Manchester City. We strive to be like Manchester City and Liverpool but they are a lot further along in their journey. They are a top side. It’s theirs to lose isn’t it?
2020 04 10 Retrieve
[Leicester City will not use government furlough scheme during coronavirus crisis] We’ve been through so much together and come through every challenge stronger as a group. This will be no different. We’re here to support each other through the immediacy of this and, when the dust settles and the world is ready for football to return, we’ll be there, picking up where we left off, driving the club forward
2020 04 24 Retrieve
[Kasper Schmeichel has revealed that his favourite Premier League referee is Mark Clattenburg] I used to love Mark Clattenburg. No bullsht – he’d tell you to fck off if you were being a d*ck.
[The striker in 2016 said that among his traditions before a game are three cans of energy drink and a double espresso] The port has stopped now, but that was his tradition. It worked for him. He’s never set foot in a gym. In training, sometimes he couldn’t hit a barn door. In games, he just flips a switch and does his thing. If we need someone to kick off about something, he’ll be the angry man. He tends to keep himself to himself – he’s not the lairy one on WhatsApp.
[Schmeichel was full of praise for Pearson as a man and a coach] He treats every single player like his own kids. We owe Nigel a great deal. So much of the infrastructure of the club is what Nigel put in place. He gets invested in people. He’s got a really soft, gentle side to him that you really don’t see. He adores and loves football – it’s all the circus around football that gets to him – all the media talk. He just wants to be a coach – he wants to be out on the pitch doing what he does. He’s an unbelievable ballroom dancer. I’ve seen him on stage, he’s good. He can do the splits. We’d won the league. He was happy. Everyone was dancing and he just did the splits. Everyone was like, ‘Woah?! Where did that come from?!’ Really interesting character
2020 04 24b Retrieve
[Kasper Schmeichel recalls Leicester City title party at Jamie Vardy’s house] I was at home with my family. Through the run in, I hadn’t watched a single one of Tottenham’s games. So I went with my wife, kids and brother in law down to the village to go for dinner to try to block it out – I left my phone at home.
I went to the lounge and Gary Cahill scored so I told myself to stay calm. Then Eden Hazard equalised but the last few minutes were torture. Chelsea had a late free kick that Willian was going to take, which he passed into the corner, and the relief when he did that was unbelievable. It was pride, joy and pure ecstasy. I can’t describe it.
I celebrated with my family, who I wanted to be with, because they had been with me through the whole journey. A lot of the lads were at Jamie Vardy’s house so when we were done at home I drove to Jamie’s and we got on it from there.
For Leicester, it was incredible and we wanted to see what was happening in the town so we drove into town and four or five days later, Vards put a few pictures in our group asking who the cars parked at his house belonged to, because no one had been to claim them
2020 04 26 Retrieve
[Kasper Schmeichel reveals what Esteban Cambiasso was like at Leicester City] He was amazing. Honestly, I loved him, he was brilliant. What a player, and what a guy. He was basically a manager already. Even on the pitch, he was changing tactics and things like that, he was class. The way he was, the way he behaved, the way he looked after himself, you could tell there was a reason he’d been 10 years at such a big club [Inter Milan]. Like I say, I really enjoyed playing with him, but he was the first name that came to my mind when asked about ‘Parched.’
2020 05 09 Retrieve
[Kasper Schmeichel talks about the finer points of goalkeeping] Manuel Neuer changed the game completely, probably back in about 2010 at the World Cup. He had been playing as a sweeper keeper before but it was something completely new to see it to that extent for Bayern Munich and for Germany. Both his coaches, Joachim Low and Pep Guardiola; they utilised the fact that he was brave enough to do that. And they utilised that by getting their counter-press so effective because they knew any time they lost the ball, they could counter-press so hard and if they didn’t get a ball in over the top, Neuer was there to sweep and get play going again high up the pitch. He very much changed the game and changed the expectation of what’s required from goalkeepers