Hardest week for Leicester players as the prepare to face Cardiff

Last updated : 03 November 2018 By Michael Morris

The helicopter crash that killed five people at the King Power Stadium last Saturday has had a massive emotional affect on the Leicester players ahead of today's Premier League match at CCS.

Leicester boss Claude Puel has not put pressure on his players to play if they don't want to. The decision was made on Tuesday for the game to go ahead and Puel, in a dignified press conference, said

“I don’t want to dictate anything. To train or not, to play or not. I want to wait and understand the different feelings my players may have. For me it is open. [From] what I saw this week, I think all the players would like to play this game. I give always the option. The first thing is to listen to my players and different feelings. I said after this incident we have to understand people and the man, not the player. The player is the second thing. The most important thing is the man.”


A number of the Leicester players will fly to Thailand after the game today to attend the funeral of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, which started today.