'He's taken responsibility': Dion Dublin chooses Leicester's 'great leader' to be his PFA player of the year
Dion Dublin has waxed lyrical about Leicester City’s Kaspar Schmeichel as chose the Danish star to be his PFA player of the year for the 2020/2021 season.
Speaking in a BBC Sport column, the Leicester-born star claimed the ‘keeper’s performances have won matches for the Foxes this campaign.
Schmeichel has played a pivotal role in the Midlander’s consistency in the Premier League this term, making 87 saves in the top-flight.
However, he seemed to save his best performance for the biggest game of them all as he made a crucial stop from Mason Mount and former Foxes left-back Ben Chilwell to hand the club their first-ever FA Cup final win.
When talking about the Denmark international’s impact for the side, Dublin said: “He’s taken responsibility and shown great leadership. His performances have won matches this season, not least the FA Cup final.”
TBR View: Schmeichel proves to be Leicester’s most under-rated player
Think of all the players who have been getting lauded all season long for their performances for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Kelechi Iheanacho for his fantastic goal-scoring season, Wesley Fofana for his stunning integration in his debut campaign at such a young age, and Jonny Evans, whose experience has proven to be a huge plus in the centre of defence.
The 2016 Premier League title winner has flown under the radar with his consistent yet important displays at the heart of this Leicester side. Praise following his cup final performance was warranted, but, was one of the first time the star had made it into the public spotlight this campaign.
17 clean sheets in 53 appearances across all competitions is a great show of his high quality and should be praised as much as Iheanacho’s goals, for example.
However, despite everything that has happened this term, praise or no praise, the 34-year-old remains one of the best between the sticks in the English top-flight, and for some unknown reason, it hasn’t been picked out until last weekend’s cup final victory.
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