Rodgers: Leicester are playing in a way Vichai would be proud of

Date published: Friday 18th October 2019 12:02

Brendan Rodgers believes his Leicester players are showing the fight their former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha wanted to see.

Thai businessman Vichai was killed in a helicopter crash outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium on October 27 last year.

Tributes will be paid on Saturday as Burnley visit in the Foxes‘ final home game before the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Rodgers was not manager at the time of the accident but has led a resurgence in the team’s fortunes this season and Leicester are fourth in the Premier League heading into the match.

The Northern Irishman, who took charge of the side in February, said: “It’s certainly something that, having come in here, I really got to understand and recognise what an important figure he was.

“I think the feeling that he gave people and players and staff, you cannot buy that. He was close to many people at the club and the players had that real affinity with him, and still do.

“He was a fighter, he wanted his teams to fight, and he wanted his people to fight for the very best.

“And I think that’s what we see in the performances of the players in what we’ve tried to do since I came in.”

 

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