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Brendan Rodgers Pays Brilliant Tribute To Kasper Schmeichel After FA Cup Heroics

Brendan Rodgers Pays Brilliant Tribute To Kasper Schmeichel After FA Cup Heroics

What a day for Leicester City.

They may have won the Premier League only five years ago, but this felt like a massively special victory for the club. It is the first time in their history that they have won the FA Cup and you could certainly see what it means to their supporters.

Brendan Rodgers has done an excellent job since taking charge of the side, who now have the opportunity to secure a top finish in the next few days.

Speaking to BT Sport after the trophy celebrations, the manager summed up what this meant to his club. He also paid tribute to Kasper Schmeichel after his heroic performance, especially as a player who has been there right from the start of Leicester's rise:

I must mention Kasper as well. What a save that was.

He is a world class goalkeeper, he doesn't get the credit for me that he deserves because he is so consistent, his concentration. It looked in...

Yeah he is (like his father), but imagine having to live your life and go through that, being compared to your father. In his own right he's a Premier League winner, an FA Cup winner, a top international goalkeeper.

I'm very, very lucky to have him...

When you haven't done what we have done today, and have been to four finals, that feeling of emotion and support.

We've missed our supporters like most clubs, but the Leicester City support and having them in today with 6,000 people, it felt like a lot more.

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Schmeichel joined Leicester in 2011, playing in the second tier of English football with the club. Now 34-years old, he has added a second major medal to his haul.

Rodgers and his team will now be looking forward to another meeting with Chelsea on Tuesday night, with a win for either side putting them in prime position to secure a place in the top four.

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