Vichai helicopter tragedy will haunt me forever, says Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel

Under Srivaddhanaprabha's ownership Leicester won the 2015/16 Premier League title

"It'll be massively important we attend, we are a close-knit group and one big family and one of the main reasons for that is Vichai, so it's massively important".

Leicester will return to action for the first time since the helicopter crash which killed Srivaddhanaprabha and four others just yards from the King Power Stadium following the game against West Ham last Saturday.

Despite the yellow card, Leicester walked away from the match proud to take home the win in honour of Srivaddhanaprabha.

"I think if I'd been the manager of Leicester, I'd have wanted the lads to play to get their mind on other things because it's such turmoil". "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".

Massive banners featuring Thailand's flag saying "R.I.P. Vichai" moved across the stadium, and the crowd observed a minute of silence.

"The relationship was exactly how you've seen it put out there". Those are the things you will never forget and which will stay engraved in your mind.

"Coming out for the warm-up was tough, the first 10 minutes I couldn't steady myself, I was shaking a little bit".

Schmeichel added: "You couldn't ask for a better chairman".

Vardy opened up on his emotions in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News as the team prepare for Saturday's trip to Cardiff, with the Leicester striker revealing why the players felt it so important to continue playing. If we remain just on the emotion it will be hard, of course.

"I saw it all happen".

"I think it will be a odd atmosphere before kick-off, and I don't think anybody knows what sort of game it will be. For a few minutes in the game when it starts you need your focus just on the football, but before and after the match we can not forget".

Captain Wes Morgan is available again after serving a ban while Matty James resumed training this week after a long-term Achilles problem.

Super Eagles duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho joined rest of their Leicester City teammates and technical crew in Thailand to pay last respects to the late club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash last weekend.

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