Leicester City owner Vichai remembered by footballers and loved ones


Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium shortly after the draw with West Ham on Saturday October 27. The 31-year-old had received counselling during the week and was in tears during the pre-match minute's silence, but responded with a performance full of guts and resilience. "It felt like a cup final".

'Coming out for the warm-up was tough, the first 10 minutes I couldn't steady myself, I was shaking a little bit'.

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

"I think either Chelsea and Liverpool (are contenders), they are very strong, Arsenal as well. It is an emotional day and an emotional time but there was no question I was going to play".

Goalkeeper Schmeichel witnessed the tragic accident and has spoken out about the memory which he feels will not leave him.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called himself "the luckiest manager in the Premier League" after his seventh-place side came from behind to win at Bournemouth 2-1.

"We saw all the tributes before the game, we share a lot of feelings and it's important to continue the work and keep finding the right balance. It was something that will stay with me, unfortunately, but the club has been great and given us all the support we needed".

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After scoring the only goal of the game, midfielder Demarai Gray removed his top to reveal an undershirt reading "FOR KHUN VICHAI".

"But it is their last farewell to him, and will doubtless be an emotional occasion for them". There was no real need for game plans or tactics.

Cardiff fell into the bottom three as Newcastle climbed above them with a first win of the season. "We talked about sticking together and being what we always are as a family and how proud we are to be here".

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, poses with players and staff of Leicester City, during the funeral of his father, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club in Bangkok yesterday.

Silva will hope to feature in Guardiola's squad when they take on Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League fixture.

Puel added: "It was a normal thing for us to have the players and staff for the minute's silence, it is important for solidarity and we want to give our best for our chairman, step by step, to continue his work".

"We will see how we manage next week because it will be hard".