Alan Shearer Brilliantly Names Leicester City XI As His Team Of The Week

Leicester City's first game back after the tragedy that hit them last week ended with a win over Cardiff City. The way the players composed themselves was incredible and Alan Shearer's acknowledged that in his team of the week.

Just over a week ago the football world was left in a state of shock and mourning when Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crashed when leaving the ground.

The Foxes unsurprisingly postponed their Carabao Cup game against Southampton but made the decision to go ahead with their Premier League game on Saturday against Cardiff City.

Leicester players and staff pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Image: PA Images
Leicester players and staff pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Image: PA Images

It would have been totally understandable if the team had decided they didn't want to play yet considering the circumstances but they showed incredible desire and composure to come through and win the game.

Demarai Gray's strike was the difference between the two sides in a 1-0 win for the former Premier League champions on an extremely emotional afternoon.

In honour of their bravery Alan Shearer took to Instagram to announce the whole team as his team of the week. Posting a message saying:

"For my team of the week, I could have included Alvaro Morata after his brace against Crystal Palace or Granit Xhaka for his performance against Liverpool.

"And I would have loved to have chosen a Newcastle United player after their first win of the season.

"But this week I have to make an exception and select the entire Leicester City team.To play in such terrible circumstances and to then go on and get a win at Cardiff in tribute to their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is worthy of my team of the week.

"The players and the football club deserve huge credit.Watching them, their solidarity and team spirit reminded me of their fairytale Premier League title win in 2015/16."

Shearer's brilliant Team of the Week. Image: Instagram
Shearer's brilliant Team of the Week. Image: Instagram

It's a superb gesture by Shearer and the Match of the Day pundit's sentiments are absolutely spot on.

The former Newcastle United striker would have been very happy to see his former side beat Watford for their first win in the league this season but didn't include any of the players.

Fans pay tribute to the players after an emotional week. Image: PA Images
Fans pay tribute to the players after an emotional week. Image: PA Images

The people of Leicester and everyone around the club can be very proud with how they've coped and reacted to the horrible, tragic event that hit both their club and the city at large.

Fair play to Shearer for acknowledging the players who have to carry that with them on the pitch.

Ryan Sidle

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