Kasper Schmeichel urges Leicester to forget last season’s FA Cup win ahead of Europa League opener

Kasper Schmeichel urges Leicester to forget last season’s FA Cup win ahead of Europa League opener


Kasper Schmeichel urges Leicester to keep their ‘starvation’ and forget latest success after last season’s FA Cup triumph ahead of Europa League opener towards Napoli

  • Kasper Schmeichel has informed Leicester to forget about their latest successes
  • The Foxes received the FA Cup last season to go together with their 2016 Premier League title 
  • But their captain has urged them to look to the longer term and keep motivated
  • Leicester get their Europa League marketing campaign underway at residence towards Napoli 


Kasper Schmeichel has warned Leicester to forget their wonderful latest previous as they try to write one other chapter on this season’s Europa League.

The goalkeeper was a key member of the staff that received the Premier League title in 2016, and the FA Cup earlier this 12 months – each for the primary time within the membership’s historical past.

Leicester face Napoli at King Power Stadium on Thursday in Europe’s second competitors, after being edged out of the Champions League locations on the ultimate day of every of the last two campaigns – and Schmeichel revealed the Foxes are hungry for extra.

Kasper Schmeichel wants Leicester to remain hungry despite their success in recent seasons

Kasper Schmeichel needs Leicester to stay hungry regardless of their success in latest seasons

The Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley last season to lift the FA Cup for the first time ever

The Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley last season to carry the FA Cup for the primary time ever

He stated: ‘We are in an excellent place, we have now had rather a lot of latest success however meaning you will have a alternative to make. Are you content material with that or would you like to progress and transfer on?

‘That’s what this membership needs to do. The membership continues to present it in constructing the brand new coaching floor, the enlargement of the stadium and the switch market. The membership is all the time trying to enhance.

‘That’s a very powerful factor to me if you end up in an organisation which has had success – that the starvation remains to be there. You can’t turn out to be complacent and timid.

Leicester's captain believes the focus needs to be on improving rather than living off the past

Leicester’s captain believes the main target wants to be on bettering relatively than dwelling off the previous

The club get their Europa League campaign underway at the King Power against Napoli

The membership get their Europa League marketing campaign underway on the King Power towards Napoli

‘That’s while you take the foot off the gasoline. We have all the time obtained to be searching for what’s subsequent. We cannot use the previous for something, that previous is completed.

‘There are many steps we are able to nonetheless take, we’re trying to enhance day by day and this season is one other alternative.’

Leicester skilled the enjoyment and ache of top-level sport throughout the ultimate week of last season. They beat Chelsea to carry the Cup at Wembley, solely to lose their ultimate two league video games to Chelsea and Tottenham and miss out on a top-four end.

They have began this season with two wins and two defeats, after maintaining their finest gamers and spending £50million on new expertise over the summer season.

Youri Tielemans' future is uncertain but Schmeichel has made it clear he wants him to stay

Youri Tielemans’ future is unsure however Schmeichel has made it clear he needs him to keep

Schmeichel insisted: ‘If somebody had supplied me the FA Cup and fifth place I’d have taken that any day of the week. Football is about profitable trophies and we did that.

‘I solely look again on that with fond recollections and as a hit. Would we have now favored to have completed increased? Of course however is wasn’t to be.’

Midfielder Youri Tielemans’ future stays unsure after he revealed he was undecided about whether or not to signal the brand new contract on provide with Leicester. The Belgian’s deal expires on the finish of subsequent season.

‘Youri is a world class participant and he has proven over his time right here what an essential participant he’s,’ Schmeichel added. ‘From a egocentric level of view I’m hoping he’s right here for a lot of extra years.’

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