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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Schmeichel in Foxes talks

Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

Leicester boss Claude Puel has held clear-the-air talks with Kasper Schmeichel after father Peter claimed he wanted to quit the club.

Frenchman Puel believes he can still count on his goalkeeper despite Schmeichel senior's strong criticism of his management.

The former Manchester United keeper said the Foxes did not have a manager to get the best out of the team as well as suggesting Kasper wanted to leave.

The Foxes' number one only signed a five-year deal last August and ahead of tomorrow's visit of Crystal Palace Puel insisted he is happy to stay.

"I have had a discussion with Kasper, not just about this but different things," he said.

"Kasper is happy to play with Leicester and extended his contract a few months ago.

"He understands the project and what we are trying to put in place. This is the most important thing for us. I'm sorry but I cannot manage other people outside the club. Kasper is our captain with Wes (Morgan). He's always had a good impact and influence on the team." Former Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel discussed his son's future before the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham two weeks ago.

"Of course he wants to move away and try something bigger and challenge himself like any other football player," he said.

"They've got good players, they just don't have the manager who can get the best out of them."

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