It’s the international break, so that means clubs sending their players off around the world, the ones they can’t convince to stay and nurse an “injury”, with the fear they’ll come back in worse shape.
It also means interviews, and at this stage of the season that can involve chats about a transfer, especially if the player is disgruntled or has itchy feet.
That’s not the case with Kasper Schmeichel, at least not yet. The Danish media have talked up a potential move for the Leicester City player on several occasions, but they know his standing at the Foxes and that he’s happy.
Speaking to Danish newspaper BT, the goalkeeper was instead asked how Brendan Rodgers has started at Leicester, and he explained: “He has given a very good impression. Everyone knows his reputation and he’s had good results at his former clubs.”
BT then asked about reports in the English media, which have claimed some players have too much power at Leicester, with Schmeichel often named as one of them.
Unsurprisingly, it’s not really something he wanted to get into: “I don’t really follow what is going on outside the club. The most important thing for me is to win football matches, and it takes more energy to start reading into everything that is being written from the outside, which is most probably guesswork.”
The stopper was also asked about Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and was open enough to explain the Leicester owner’s death is obviously still something which has a big impact: “We’ve been trying to turn the page and play some games, but it’s clear it’s still stuck in everyone. We were all very close to him and had wonderful memories with him. We must be happy with them. It takes the time it takes, but it’s something that will always be in the club.”