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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will come up against his former club Leeds United, live on talkSPORT.
Schmeichel’s time at Elland Road wasn’t memorable, with the glovesman treated unfairly by Whites supporters in his one season with the then-Championship side.
Schmeichel is a Premier League title winner with Leicester and a key player for Denmark
While most players have fond memories of representing their former clubs, it wasn’t the case for Schmeichel.
The Dane admitted that he felt under appreciated at Elland Road after he received abusive chants about his father, Peter Schmeichel – a legend of arch rival club Manchester United.
Schmeichel spoke openly on the latest instalment of ITV’s documentary series ‘Against The Odds’, titled ‘Kasper Schmeichel – Keeping the Faith.’
“Every time I meet Leeds fans, they all say the same thing – ‘we welcomed you’,” he said.
“They used to sing a song saying ‘your dad’s a [expletive] but we like you’. That wasn’t particularly welcoming.”
He didn’t hide away from his feelings towards one fan in particular, and explained why.
Schmeichel does not have good memories from his time at Leeds
Peter Schmeichel was part of Manchester United’s treble-winning campaign in 1998/99
Schmeichel said: “I met a Leeds fan after leaving [to join Leicester City in 2011] and he was a bit annoyed at me for saying that I didn’t feel welcome and he confronted me about it.
“I shook his hand and said ‘your dad’s a [expletive], but I like you, how do you feel?’.
“He was obviously shocked, he said ‘well that’s just banter, that’s just terrace banter’. I said ‘okay, that’s fine, that’s banter to you but do you like me calling your father that?’ And he obviously said no.
“I asked ‘so do you understand why I didn’t feel the love?’ After calming down and actually having a good conversation with the guy, he understood.”
Schmeichel spent just one season at Leeds during the 2010/11 campaign in the Championship as they narrowly missed out on the play-off positions.
The Danish shot stopper soon decided to pursue a new challenge, leaving Leeds to join Leicester City, where he played a crucial role in the club’s return to the top-flight in 2014 and later cemented his name in the club’s history books.
Leicester City’s greatest ever No.1 is Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel lifted the Community Shield last summer in front of the supporters at Wembley Stadium
After claiming the Championship title, Schmeichel helped the club to their first Premier League title and produced one of the greatest sporting upsets of all time.
He endured further success by winning the FA Cup and Community Shield with the Foxes.
Schmeichel is now a legend in his own right, but Peter has a huge hand in his son’s road to greatness, having urged his son to leave Elland Road during his tough period at Leeds.
“Kasper was in my house in Denmark when there was a ticker on Sky Sports News saying Leeds had agreed a fee with Leicester,” said Peter.
Peter Schmeichel urged his son to leave Leeds over the constant stick he received from supporters
“Even though I wanted Kasper to get out of that football club as quickly as he could, it was very, very disappointing because once again, it felt like Kasper got knocked back.”
Kasper failed to receive the recognition he deserves from Leeds fans but, despite the advice of his father, he didn’t like the idea of switching clubs during the early stages of his career.
“Initially, I was trying to stay because I kept moving around and I didn’t want to have this reputation as being a ‘keeper who’d never stayed,” said the35-year-old, who was loaned out to five different clubs as he came through the ranks at Man City and then moved to Notts County and Leeds before he settled at Leicester.
“My biggest dream when I was a kid was to be a one-club man.
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“I wanted to have that kind of career but you learn that that’s very few and far between in football.”
Schmeichel will look to silence his critics as Leicester welcome Leeds to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, where Whites supporters may regret their actions towards him almost a decade ago.
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