KASPER OUT OF SHADOWS
KASPER SCHMEICHEL would complete a career against the odds by reaching the World Cup finals, according to his famous father.
Dad Peter is certain his son’s rise was delayed by him having to live in his shadow.
Schmeichel kept goal for the most successful Manchester United in history. As a teen, Kasper, left, opted to join rivals City but left after making just eight appearances.
Kasper’s decision to quit was vindicated six years later when he was part of Leicester City’s Premier League-winning side.
“Kasper’s road to the Premier League was a lot longer than so many other players with the same skill-set,” noted his Dad.
“Managers looked at him as my son, rather than his ability.
“He went to Notts County in League Two from Man City to get experience.
“From there, he won the league, played one season in the Championship for Leeds United and went to Leicester. The rest is history.
“Kasper won the Premier League and played in the Champions League but he is still very ambitious.
“He was at the Euros as No2. Now he wants to go to the World Cup as Denmark’s No1.
“Being part of a World Cup is an experience he wants.”