Leicester City: Kasper Schmeichel discusses retirement

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Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City captain and first-choice goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, has begun discussing his eventual retirement. But don’t worry Foxes fans – he’s going nowhere yet.

Schmeichel turns 35 in November, so he is already a veteran. A vet’ who is decorated glitteringly with trophies and awards all over. In fact, a good majority of Premier League fans consider him one of the best stoppers around. He is at least an underrated EPL champion – surely that we can all agree on?

Recently the Dane discussed his eventual retirement from elite football – he’s clearly likely to go into management or more likely coaching in my opinion: some footballers just have that air and those qualities in them to be in that role eventually – but Foxes supporters should fear not, as Schmeichel isn’t ready to hang up his gloves yet.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Leeds United man said he hasn’t thought too much about retiring, as of now. Though he is presently the second eldest starting goalie in this season’s top-flight, behind West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski.

Schmeichel also divulged that he hopes to remain in goal for a long time; from the Blue Army’s collective view, that would be as Foxes’ No.1. Additionally, the EPL title-winner wisely proposes that all people in his position must make the most of their time as a sports professional as it is a short career. And he plans to do just that.

Leicester City press conference

During his recent pre-West Ham presser, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the team will sadly again be without Jonny Evans and Ryan Bertrand. However, the return of creative midfielder James Maddison along with the possibility of fullback/wingback Timothy Castagne’s inclusion is another major positive. Wesley Fofana and James Justin are long-term absentees. While Jannik Vestergaard, who signed last week from Southampton, is another who has been added to the injury list.