Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has told Joe Hart’s Youtube series Gloved that his move to Leeds United was a complete disaster.
The son of former Manchester United stopper, Peter, signed for the Whites in 2010; shortly after helping Notts County to the League Two title.
Schmeichel only stayed at Elland Road for one season, playing 40 games. He feels that he was never made to feel welcome in West Yorkshire.
In a remarkable interview, Schmeichel launched a stinging attack on ex-boss Simon Grayson; who he claims never completely trusted his ability.
He told Joe Hart’s Youtube Series Gloved: “I remember after about three weeks after joining Leeds thinking, ‘what have I done?’
“It was just the wrong club for me at that time. It was a club where I was not accepted and with my father’s history, it was evident that they didn’t approve.
“I just didn’t feel welcome at all, by the whole club, that the manager (Simon Grayson) as well. He gave me no confidence at all. I had a solid enough season, I just didn’t enjoy it.”
Now 32, Schmeichel has settled at Leicester becoming firmly established as the club’s number one. He has played 334 times and won the Premier League title with the Foxes.
These comments from Schmeichel perhaps aren’t overly surprising given that he spent only a season at Leeds.
It is perhaps interesting that he feels the manager never gave him his sole backing during his stint at Elland Road.
Simon Grayson isn’t in work right now and perhaps other players have been made to feel like Schmeichel by the ex-Whites boss.
The Denmark international clearly didn’t dwell on his bad experience in West Yorkshire. He is now an established number one for club and country; whilst he has a Premier League winners’ medal proudly on his mantlepiece.