Kasper Schmeichel recalls Leicester City title party at Jamie Vardy's house

Posted Saturday, April 25, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Leicester City held a party at Jamie Vardy's house after watching Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea, meaning they had officially won the Premier League

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has opened up about the moment the Foxes clinched the 2015-16 Premier League title when Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in a game dubbed the 'Battle of Stamford Bridge'.

The vast majority of Leicester players watched the game at Jamie Vardy 's house and there were wild celebrations when the final whistle blew and the title was officially clinched.

In an appearance on That Peter Crouch Podcast, available via BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, Schmeichel revealed that he was not actually at Vardy's house for the game and instead followed the game while at a restaurant with his family.

Kasper Schmeichel recalls Leicester City title party at Jamie Vardy's house
Jamie Vardy hosted his Leicester team-mates as Tottenham's draw against Chelsea meant they had officially won the league (Image: GETTY)

"I was at home with my family," Schmeichel said. "Through the run in, I hadn’t watched a single one of Tottenham’s games.

"So I went with my wife, kids and brother in law down to the village to go for dinner to try to block it out – I left my phone at home.

"I’m sat in this restaurant and I’m an absolute mess. It was horrible and in the end we ended up going home.

Kasper Schmeichel recalls Leicester City title party at Jamie Vardy's house
Kasper Schmeichel was one of the few Foxes stars not to attend (Image: GETTY)

"I went to the lounge and Gary Cahill scored so I told myself to stay calm. Then Eden Hazard equalised but the last few minutes were torture.

"Chelsea had a late free kick that Willian was going to take, which he passed into the corner, and the relief when he did that was unbelievable. It was pride, joy and pure ecstasy. I can't describe it.

"I celebrated with my family, who I wanted to be with, because they had been with me through the whole journey.

"A lot of the lads were at Jamie Vardy's house so when we were done at home I drove to Jamie's and we got on it from there.

"For Leicester, it was incredible and we wanted to see what was happening in the town so we drove into town and four or five days later, Vards put a few pictures in our group asking who the cars parked at his house belonged to, because no one had been to claim them."

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