Leicester City players attend funeral of late owner in Thailand

Leicester City players attend funeral of late owner in Thailand

Leicester City players attend funeral of late owner in Thailand

Leicester players and staff have arrived in Thailand to pay their respects to the club's former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Claude Puel praised Leicester's self-control after their "tough week" following the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ended in a 1-0 win at Cardiff.

Leicester City produced the flawless tribute to owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha by sealing all three points in an emotional game at the Cardiff City Stadium, but referee Lee Probert has come under intense criticism following his decision to book Demarai Gray for his goal celebration.

It was poignant and emotional at Leicester's first match on Saturday since owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash.

Schmeichel said he was "shaking" in the warm-up at Cardiff and he was clearly emotional as the Leicester playing squad and staff stood on the centre circle before kick-off to observe the silence.

"It's a very hard time for his family and I'm here to show support".

The Leicester fans sang Vichai's name for the rest of a highly charged afternoon and, at the final whistle, the visiting players came together to embrace.

"It was nice to get a win to take to Thailand now and hopefully we did his family proud", Schmeichel said.

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Demarai Gray's 55th minute victor was enough for Leicester to take all three points back home, and it also relieved a massive weight off the player's shoulders who wanted to achieve a positive result for Vichai.

"Wes (Morgan the captain) said a bit, I said a bit".

"He brought everybody here and none of this - the memories, this family he's built, the culture he's instilled - would be here without him".

"I was just really glad to have won, because for someone to have an impact on so many lives is quite unique".

"When he took over this club it was in a pretty precarious situation, and to build what he has is quite unbelievable".

It didn't matter who you were, he always made time for you, and as all the pictures that have been put out have shown, he was always smiling.

"I think everyone's going to have different reactions to it, some people will be affected more than others but I think the main thing is all coming together even stronger and making sure that we do Vichai proud".

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