Edwin van der Sar wants Kasper Schmeichel to win the Premier League

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Kasper Schmeichel could soon follow in his father's footsteps and secure the Premier League title.

The Leicester City goalkeeper has played a prominent role between the sticks at the King Power Stadium and has just been named Denmark's Player of the Year. 

Schmeichel, who started his career at Manchester City, has gone from strength-to-strength throughout the course of the campaign and is now recognised as one of the standout goalkeepers in the division. 


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In truth, he still doesn't compare to his father, Peter, who has gone down in history as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. 

The former Manchester United shot-stopper secured five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and Champions League silverware throughout his remarkable career. 

Peter takes to Twitter 

Despite retiring in 2003, his proudest moment in football could still be on the horizon. That's because his son could be about to get his hands on the league title. 

Schmeichel senior has already taken to social media to congratulate Kasper following his individual award. 

Schmeichel tweeted: "I'm nothing but a proud dad tonight. @kschmeichel1 has just been voted Player of the year in Denmark."

Van der Sar follow up 

But Kasper's father wasn't the only one to congratulate him on Twitter. Edwin van der Sar followed up the tweet with a message, stating: "Congratulations and hope this is not the only trophy @kschmeichel1 is going to win this season..."

Van der Sar was the man to finally fill Schmeichel's gloves at the Theatre of Dreams. Many tried and failed following the legend's departure, but it was the classy Dutchman who finally produced the goods on a consistent basis. 

Clearly, then, with Manchester United well off the pace, Van der Sar is hoping to see Leicester City claim the title. 

Under Claudio Ranieri's guidance, the Foxes currently hold a five-point gap at the top of the division. With just seven games remaining, the Foxes are on course to deliver one of the most remarkable campaigns English football has ever seen. 

Work to be done 

But the club's 'keeper is well aware that there's still work to be done between now and the end of the season. 

As per the Daily Mail, Schmeichel stated: "There is still a very long way to go.

"We keep our feet firmly on the ground and do what we've done all season, namely to take one match at a time.

"There's no pressure on us. We just enjoy playing the games.

"I probably hadn't expected that we'd be so high at the moment, but I have always believed that we could do something special as to guarantee us a place in the European tournaments.

"We have great players, but most of all we have a great team spirit."

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