Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has admitted that he often felt ‘overlooked’ by the Danish national team despite feeling he was good enough to be playing regularly.
The goalkeeper made his debut for the national side back in 2013, in a 3-0 win over Macedonia and has made 50 appearances since, the latest coming in the 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.
That’s the sort of number most would be pleased with in international football, although it is some way away from his father’s record of 129 games for the national side.
That’s mostly to do with a lack of recognition, with Schmeichel never receiving a call up to the senior side, despite being a regular for Leeds United and Notts County before his debut in 2013.
It was only his move to Leicester that sparked the start of his international career, with his debut coming two years after that move and his establishing himself as number one from 2014 onwards.
He feels there could have been more caps, though, with the Leicester star admitting he often felt overlooked by his country.
“I felt I was overlooked,” BT report him saying to Kanal 5.
“The feeling of not getting the chance when I was younger, while I myself felt I had the level to be involved, and the feeling of being overlooked still lies deep within me.”
“There is not a single player out there for the money. It is such an uncomfortable claim, and especially when it means so much, and you spend so much time on it.”