Peter Schmeichel takes to Twitter after Leicester City win the Premier League

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Like father, like son: Kasper Schmeichel has followed in his dad's footsteps by winning the Premier League title.

Schmeichel junior will collect the Premier League title on Saturday evening after Leicester City produced one of the greatest achievements in English football history. 

The 29-year-old Dane once had his hands on the prestigious trophy after his father, Peter, won it with Manchester United.  


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The former Red Devil won the trophy on five separate occasions at Old Trafford, but it's safe to say that his son's triumph will never be forgotten. 

That's because Leicester City went into the campaign at a crazy price of 5000/1 to win England's elite division. 

The Foxes only managed to avoid relegation by the skin of their teeth last term, but under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, they have made history. 

Schmeichel and co. will now be recognised as legends in Leicester for the rest of their lives.

Social media reaction

Unsurprisingly, then, following his son's incredible achievement, Peter Schmeichel took to Twitter to express his feelings. As well as posting a number of tweets, he also changed his Twitter bio in quite brilliant fashion...

Stepping out of a shadow 

Throughout his career, the Leicester City man has been compared to his father and he previously admitted that it had hindered his career. 

Back in December, as per the Daily Mail, Schmeichel junior stated: "It's getting worse and worse every month. I thought it would get better. I don't know why. For some reason, people are more interested in it than ever. Some people, they say exactly what you said, 'I don't mean to ask you, but…' And everyone does it.

"It's been no help whatsoever in my career. It's been quite the opposite, I feel. I think I would have played longer in the Premier League if that wasn't the case. The issue is that I am 29, I am married, I have two kids, but people still see me as someone's son. They still see me as a child.

"People are surprised when I say I am 29. They're like, 'Really?' One day, maybe when I am 40 and hopefully still playing, then I might be considered a mature enough person.

"I have never seen the interest in it. It's probably because I'm in it. I can't see what the hype is, what the interest is. For me, it's completely boring. It's irrelevant. People will talk and will compare. That's their prerogative but to me it's irrelevant.

"Everyone thinks it makes it easier but it doesn't. My world, the world that I have grown up in, is very different. I have had intrusions from the outside since the day I was born because of my dad. Always wanting to talk to you. A lot of players only get that when they turn pro so the first 18 years of their life were the same as any other person's.

"I have had it from my first memories. For me, it's a thing that has made me very guarded around people. I might not be very approachable because through my whole life, from when I was eight years old, I had people camping behind my goal and hearing the whispers, 'It's Peter Schmeichel's son'."

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