Leicester City failed to capitalize on enough opportunities over the weekend in the FA Community Shield as they were defeated by Manchester United, but star Goal Keeper Kasper Schmeichel believes his side are still at the top of their game.
Kasper Schmeichel recently reconfirmed his commitment to defending English Premier League champions Leicester City when he put pen to paper on a new multi-year contract just last week.
In an interview with Leicester City’s official website he called Leicester City the place he wanted to be:
"“It was a case of coming back after having won the Premier League, making sure that the hunger was the same within myself and the squad. I’m absolutely convinced that this is the place for me to be…”"
His belief that he was at home with the Foxes shown as bright as ever as he put in a solid performance for the club in their weekend clash with Manchester United in the FA Community Shield showing flashes of his long range sweeper-keeper style.
However, it just wasn’t enough as sadly a well placed Zlatan Ibrahimovic header was the difference maker inside the last ten minutes of regular time as Schmeichel could not get a hand to it even at full stretch.
After this weekend’s humbling loss, Schmeichel continues to be positive and in an interview with the Guardian he claimed that he still believes Leicester City will remain a force to be reckoned with in the English Premier League:
"“We’ve got a lot to look forward to. We’ve got loads of pace and you can see the options we’ve got coming off the bench. The amount of power and pace we’ve got coming on is scary to supplement Vardy’s pace as well. It’s up to us to utilise that.”"
The Foxes start their true title defense this coming weekend as they travel to take on Hull City in hopes of seeing off the returning Tigers with an opening day win against what is likely to be a side still reeling from the resignation of Steve Bruce and under the eye of a caretaker manager.