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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has revealed the team played the FA Cup final with a photo of late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their shirt.
He was an important part of Leicester history and oversaw their historic Premier League title win in the 2015/2016 season.
Leicester won their first ever FA Cup with a picture of late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on the inside of their shirts :blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/DVHXvPnbfY
- ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 15, 2021
Schmeichel spoke following the game and revealed exactly how Vichai is with the team in spirit every day.
The 34-year-old explained to BBC Sport: "On the inside of our shirts, we have a picture of him (Vichai). He is always with us."
"For Vichai and for Top, this is what we have talked about for so many years and today, for the fans, it is amazing."
"You won't see another owner come on the pitch like that and be LOVED!"
This is special :blue_heart:@LCFC players present chairman Top Srivaddhanaprabha with the #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/f4ngsAp4As
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
Youri Tielemans' thunderbolt was good enough to win any cup final and he also dedicated his strike to Vichai in a post-match interview.
"What a moment. I'm really happy with this. I can't think of a better goal than this," the Belgian international explained.
"I did it for all the Leicester fans. Khun's father would be very proud. It's his legacy.
"I'm really happy watching the fans from home. Now we can celebrate. Thank you VAR! What an amazing thing that is. It was tight, but it was offside (the Chelsea goal).
"I think he (Schmeichel) made two great saves. He kept us in the game. We saw it through. It's a really big game for us and then hopefully we can celebrate this season."
Meanwhile, manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he was 'proud' of his players after sealing the club's first FA Cup triumph.
"It's a historic day for the club," he told The Guardian. "Winning the FA Cup for the first time is clearly a special day.
I'm so happy for the players and Khun Top and their family, it's been a dream of theirs to win the FA Cup and we've delivered on that. It was an amazing goal by Youri and well deserved.
"Every trophy is special. I'm proud on a personal front to be the manager to win it for Leicester. On days like today you need to create history. We were able to do that. I'm extremely proud to get to the final and beat such an incredible club.
"I've got an overriding feeling of satisfaction that we did the job well. I'm more pleased for everyone else. The feeling it gives the supporters. The FA Cup is one the club really wanted to win."