The things Kasper Schmeichel says since his departure from Leicester City
When Kasper Schmeichel thought of himself leaving Leicester City exit, leaving just four days prior to the start of the season, while the club has yet to sign a single summer player is certainly not the kind of departure the club was thinking of. 45 minutes of a boring preseason match could not be the final goodbye he had hoped for and neither was he wishing goodbye to the King Power Stadium which was not even close to being fully filled.
It’s now arrived for Schmeichel the Danish stopper to leave and, after 11 years of service, it’s a very emotional time for him, his family and his family, the team and its fans. As always, with grace and dignity following the confirmation the transfer of Schmeichel into OGC Nice Schmeichel took care to ensure that Leicester City fan base were informed via social media and video messages. In a post to his Instagram account, Schmeichel said to Foxes fans:
“I was in need of a home, and you were there for me. You took me to your hearts. I’m happy to have been a part of Leicester and to have been captain of Leicester and be part of the legendary story of this club’s history.”
In addition to posting a video message The former Leicester captain went on Twitter and posted a 13-tweet thread that showcased his most memorable memories since his arrival at the club in. In it, Schmeichel highlighted the club’s notable achievements, including trips to Thailand to collect winning the Premier League trophy, and how the club was united to mourn the passing of the late manager Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
After 11 fantastic seasons, I’ve had to make the difficult decision to quit Leicester.
It’s been more than an institution for me. It’s been an environment where I’ve made lasting friendships and memories. It’s become my place of residence.
I’d like to share a few of my most memorable memories with you.
In his final direct message towards the King Power loyalists, Schmeichel wrote:
“11 years… that were made memorable by the people working behind the scenes the ones who are on the field with me, and by the supporters.
“Your help has been truly amazing and I am extremely thankful to each and every one of you.
“Thank you and I will see you all soon.”
When he arrived to his club where a contract for three years has was signed Schmeichel received a warm welcome from more than 2,000 Nice supporters when he was unveiled alongside fellow new arrivals Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Beka-Beka. It was a celebration of heroism to the ex- Foxes man who was quickly overwhelmed by fans trying to snap selfies as well as fist bumps.
In an interview on the official website of the club following the triple unveiling Nice’s new goalie expressed his joy in his move being complete:
“I am extremely pleased, extremely happy.
“It’s incredible to meet everyone, it’s great to see all these fans who have come out to see us.”
Dane is expected to be the first in line. Dane will go directly into the number. one spot when Nice take on newly promoted Toulouse to play the Ligue 1 season opener on Sunday. With limited time to find the replacement for Schmeichel, Brendan Rodgers has apparently settled on Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen to be the goalkeeper in Leicester’s debut Premier League outing at home to Brentford.