CM – Rodgers urges Foxes to do so for the late owner Vichai


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Nick Mashiter

Brendan Rodgers has called on Leicester to win the FA Cup for late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family today.

The Foxes will score in their first FA Cup final in 52 years Wembley (5.15 p.m.) on Chelsea.

Khun Vichai and four others died in October 2018 when his helicopter crashed outside King Power Stadium after a 1-1 draw with West Ham. He bought the club in 2010 and saw the Foxes win a shocking Premier League title in 2016.

Son Aiyawatt, known as Top, is now the club’s chairman and Rodgers wants the trophy – for the first time in the history of the club Clubs – pick up for the family.

Rodgers added, “We talked about it Thursday morning. We looked at it again when I first walked in two and a half years ago in 2019 when I talked about the cause and why we were doing it.

“Back then we were sitting as a team and shared a set of values and a guidepost for the future.

« Obviously, you were a massive motivator for Khun Vichai and his family because even though he’s not here, we fight every day to preserve his legacy and the dreams he has for Leicester and the supporters had to continue.

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“We still feel his presence very much. You see it here at the training facility and I am very protective. I try to make sure the players understand why we are here more than soccer.

« It’s a big part of our history and it has an impact on the development of this club. We fight to make it happen every day Protect. ”

Rodgers left Celtic almost two and a half years ago when he was on the verge of winning the treble for the third year in a row.

He’s built a team to fight for the top four in the Premier League fight but insisted that he didn’t see today’s final as a justification for leaving Parkhead.

« I don’t want to say that, I knew what I left, I have one of the great clubs in the world left in Celtic, « said the 48-year-old. » Dealing with the pressure there, the expectation and the mental strength to deal with the biggest clubs was an incredible experience for me.

« From that point on I thought, I would have made it as far as possible, it was the next challenge order.

« One of the rules of success for me is that you have to be able to test yourself. I’m not a supervisor, I need to be able to build this, create it, and be able to do it.

« It’s not necessarily in the biggest clubs, coming to Leicester was the next part of my story I know when I left Celtic some people weren’t happy, others couldn’t understand, but I have my own thoughts.

« I made a decision that I knew about, but it always worked about the challenge and the test. Coming here was a huge challenge against some of the biggest clubs in the world. We accepted that. It went well, but we want to keep pushing. « 

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