Schmeichel: Leicester don’t know when we’re beaten

Matthew Stead
Kasper Schmeichel: Yet to keep a clean sheet this season

Kasper Schmeichel: Yet to keep a clean sheet this season

Kasper Schmeichel has lauded Leicester’s ‘never say die’ attitude, saying the comeback kings “don’t know when we are beaten”.

Leicester have rescued points from losing positions in all of their last four Premier League games, securing draws from one goal down against Tottenham and Bournemouth, and winning and drawing against Aston Villa and Stoke respectively when 2-0 down both times.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are now the only unbeaten team in the Premier League after leaders Manchester City fell to West Ham last weekend, and keeper Schmeichel has praised his battling team-mates.

“We shouldn’t have to come back but it is just testament to the spirit and the character of everyone,” Schmeichel told the Leicester Mercury.

“The likes of Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki epitomise what we are all about.

“We work hard for each other and we are a team. It is a pleasure to be a part of this team.

“It’s testament to partly the previous manager, the players he brought in and the spirit and the mentality, but also the new manager has come in and tweaked things here and there.

“I think most of it comes down to the lads and their mentality.

“We always say before we go out that this is about us, about how we approach the game and how much we want it.

“We had a bad first half, there is no question about that, but when we talked at half-time we knew if we got the next goal we were in the game.

“We don’t know when we are beaten. We keep going and keep working hard.

“You can live with a defeat if you have worked hard and if you have given everything you have got. That is what we keep doing.

“From my perspective, I always think whenever we go forward we look like we are going to score.

“We can score all types of goals. That is a great attribute to have as a team.

“It is a pleasure to be part of team that works for each other like that.”