It’s an old cliche that all goalkeepers think they’re the best outfield player on the team; with tekkers like this, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel may just have a case.
The Foxes goalkeeper, who is of course the son of Manchester United icon Peter, scored an unbelievable overhead kick during Monday’s training session, as the club prepares for its first campaign back in the Premier League with a pre-season camp in Austria.
The video was posted on the club’s official YouTube channel:
Schmeichel was ever-present in Leicester’s phenomenal run to the Championship crown in 2013/14 and will be hoping to play an equally pivotal role in trying to help the Foxes remain in the Premier League next season.
He very nearly claimed his first ever professional goal in March’s 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town. Per Graeme Yorke of the Daily Mail, the Dane was initially credited for Leicester’s last-gasp equaliser only to see it awarded to Chris Wood by the dubious goals panel.
Schmeichel’s father, Peter, built a reputation for himself as a goalscoring custodian during his playing days. According to The Independent, the 50-year-old found the net on 13 occasions over the course of his professional career. Most famously, he headed a late equaliser for Manchester United in a UEFA Cup clash against Rotor Volgograd in 1995/96.
The Manchester United legend did once find the net with an overhead kick, too, against Wimbledon, only to see his effort ruled out for offside. Nevertheless, it wasn’t anywhere the level of Schmeichel junior’s stunner.
Leicester begin their Premier League campaign on August 16 against Everton at the King Power Stadium.