For years, Kasper Schmeichel has just been known as Peter Schmeichel’s son and not for his own football career.
Peter won five Premier League titles at Manchester United and established himself as one of the league’s best goalkeepers of all-time.
For much of Kasper’s career, it didn’t look as though he was going to come anywhere near emulating what his Father had achieved. He failed to make the grade at Manchester City with him going out on loan to Darlington, Bury, Falkirk, Cardiff and Coventry during his time at the Citizens.
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Permanent moves to Notts County and Leeds United followed as Kasper remained a million miles away from becoming a Premier League champion.
However, five years after moving to Leicester, Kasper finally emerged from the shadow of his Father by getting his hands on the Premier League trophy as the Foxes completed the incredible 5000/1 feat of winning the league.
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But just because he’s won the league like Peter, don’t compare him to his Dad, though. That’s what one BT Sports interviewer did and it didn’t go down very well. Just take a look:
The interview asked that, after winning the league, “Did you feel in any way that you were stepping out of your Dad’s shadow?”
Kasper didn’t react well, though, branding the comparison as “absolute nonsense.”
“Listen, this whole ‘shadow’ talk is rubbish. I’ve never understood it.
“Where’s the shadow? I don’t see it, I don’t get it, never have.
“Winning the Premier League is a massive achievement, that’s regardless of who your father was or wasn’t.”
With Kasper achieving what Peter did in terms of winning the Premier League, he will now be aiming to emulate another one of his Dad's achievements in winning the Champions League.
His Father achieved that feat in 1999 with Manchester United, beating Bayern Munich in miraculous circumstances.
After two wins out of two, Claudio Ranieri’s side have an excellent chance of progressing to the knock-out stages.
If you think it’s ridiculous to think that Leicester have a chance of winning Europe’s elite competition this season just remember, they were 5000/1 to win the Premier League last season - they’re just 50/1 to win the Champions League this campaign.
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