A bit of Fun must be. If Eldin Jakupovic (35) and Kasper Schmeichel (32) train at Leicester City, then you can challenge the younger two Goalies. “Whoever loses, has to stand on the line and bend down, and the other must shoot,” says Jakupovic with a Smile.
On Tuesday, plays with the national team in the European championship qualifiers against Denmark. Hardly a Swiss knows the Goalie of the Danes better than the Glarus. For the past 21 months, the two competitors are. “Although,” says Jakupovic, “competitor is probably the right word. It was already in front of my exchange clear that Kasper will remain the number 1, I never had a real Chance. He is a Super Goalie, for me he is one of the Top 5 in the League.”
has Only played twice Jakupovic for Leicester in the Premier League. In may 2018 against Arsenal (3:1) and Tottenham (4:5). “Kasper was a little off,” said Jakupovic. Something that happens very rarely. “He is a professional. Leaves nothing to chance. Kasper and I push each other. We are always the First in Training. He knows what matters most in a football career.” Something that has given him his father.
in Denmark, a living legend. In 1992, Peter Schmeichel sensational European champion with Manchester United, he will win seven years later, the Champions League. And he brings in 1993 with ManUtd the first League title after a 26-year losing streak. Also son Kasper is the English champion, celebrates with Leicester in 2016 the title. A Sensation. Comparable with the European champion title of the Danes.
For the Scandinavians Schmeichel has jr. so far, 44 countries games completed, also on Tuesday, he will be against Switzerland in Basel between the posts. “He has asked, whether in Basel, a fair was,” says Jakupovic, Schmeichel was interested in culture.
Privately, the two separate, but hardly any contact, after the training your way. “He doesn’t live in Manchester and I in Hull, we are neighbors.” Flattering a family man, spending was off the pitch, a lot of time with his children, Jakupovic.
son, Max, is eight years, daughter Isabella is six years old. If one of the two children will lead the Goalie dynasty?