Dream lives on Puel: Foxes will keep up tragic Vichai’s great work
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Boss Maurice George said: “I can handle getting beat but I can’t handle not putting the effort in.” Leicester boss Claude Puel says the club will forever play for their late chairman after an emotional day at the King Power Stadium.
In the first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, his son and vice chairman Aiyawatt saluted the fans from the pitch at full-time as the players did a lap of remembrance.
Before the game, thousands of fans made their way to the stadium as part of a 5000-1
Puel said: “It was a special day and important to have it with our fans and to give our best to our chairman.
“Our desire at the club is to continue this way. His dream, his work, changed a lot of lives. All the people want to continue to perform for him and his family. It was different to last week. Against Cardiff it was the first game and another emotion.
“They learned a lot about themselves. They have showed their maturity in this game.
“After the game it was pure emotion. To see former players and managers come back to honour the chairman shows what a man he was.”
On the pitch, Matt Lowton cleared off the line from Jamie Vardy and Rachid Ghezzal hit the bar in the first half. It was the first game of the season Leicester failed to score.
The majority of the squad flew to Thailand to attend the funeral, returning on Tuesday, and Puel felt they did well after two difficult weeks.
Burnley are now winless in their last five games and just a point above the relegation zone.
Boss Sean Dyche revealed he came to Leicester on Friday to pay his own respects.
He said: “Our club captain Tom Heaton, acting captain Ben Mee and myself came down on Friday to pay a bit of respect under the radar.
“The size of the memorial site was quite breathtaking.”