Leicester helicopter crash: Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs praises ‘classy’ Kasper Schmeichel
188bet RYAN GIGGS hopes Kasper Schmeichel is able to focus on football after the Leicester helicopter tragedy, as the Denmark goalkeeper prepares to make a poignant return to Cardiff. Schmeichel witnessed the crash that claimed the lives of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others outside the King Power Stadium last month.
The 32-year-old was close to Srivaddhanaprabha and said he would be forever haunted by the accident. Leicester's first game after the tragedy was an emotional 1-0 win 188bet at Cardiff, and Schmeichel returns to the ground this week for the crunch Nations League tie between Wales and Denmark. “I’ve known Kasper since he was a baby,” said Wales manager Giggs, a former Manchester United team-mate of Schmeichel's father Peter.
“He showed what class he's got over the last few weeks and it's obviously affected him deeply. “There was a lot of respect for the owner and it's difficult. It's horrendous what happened, not only for the Leicester players but everyone in football.” Giggs and Schmeichel will be in rival camps at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday when victory for either side would see them top the group.
Wales took over top spot last month by beating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Dublin, despite being without star men Gareth Bale 188bet and Aaron Ramsey. A draw would leave Denmark needing to beat the Republic in their final game in Aarhus to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.