Brendan Rodgers: Kasper Schmeichel deserving of historic milestone

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Blaise Bourgeois

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Ahead of Leicester’s duel with Southampton, Brendan Rodgers paid ode to his superstar goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel.

The Denmark international is set to make his 400th appearance in a Leicester uniform and it’s safe to say that he’s stepped out of his father’s shadow and made quite the name for himself.

“He was always going to be compared to his father (Peter), who was one of the world’s best, and that was never going to be easy,” said Rodgers.

“But I think it really shows you how tough he is mentally. He was probably just known as Peter Schmeichel’s son but he has now earned all the praise for himself because of the career he’s had.

“His devotion and mentality have really seen him excel at the highest level. He doesn’t get tired every day of doing the right things and I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“He’s super professional and loves training and pushes himself to the limit every day. He’s a great inspiration to the young goalkeepers and the other players at the club, and he has some old school values, which I really like.

“His spirit is very strong and he wants to win. He’s very, very competitive. He wants to win every game in training and he takes that into matches.

“On top of all that, he’s a really good guy. He’s been a brilliant goalkeeper for me in my time here, and for other managers before me.”

Last time Leicester City and Southampton met, the Saints were able to avenge their 9-0 defeat with a memorable come-from-behind 2-1 victory.