Comparing Kasper Schmeichel with Cristiano Ronaldo: Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) /

A former goalkeeping coach of Kasper Schmeichel at Manchester City has compared the goalkeeper’s technique and ability to that of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel compared to Cristiano Ronaldo

When evaluating players’ technique and skill, you’re not expecting someone who’s trained Kasper Schmeichel to say that his feet “tekkers” is as good as Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s. But that’s exactly what a former Manchester City goalkeeping coach who worked with the Dane said.

Now, FoL would concede that this notion is feasible as the King Power side’s No.1’s father is a legitimate footballing legend. The only thing is that Kasper’s dad Peter is also a legendary Manchester United ‘keeper.

Schmeichel junior has had some issues with his kicked distribution for the East Midlanders, making the claim more confusing. Although that type of offloading has improved under Brendan Rodgers. So where does this outfield prowess derive?

Kevin Hitchcock, once Man City’s stopper expert who’s currently with MLS outfit New England Revolution, explains the inside lowdown on the “underrated” Leicester City goalkeeper:

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"“He [Kasper Schmeichel] is one of the goalkeepers who just loves football and he could do amazing things on the training pitch. He would do overhead kicks like Ronaldo and took free kicks like Ronaldo.“He was incredible and a fantastic goalkeeper. His work ethic on the training ground was second to none. He is a leader like his dad. He learned a lot off his dad. He has just shown everybody what he is.”– Kevin HitchcockVia: Goal"