It will make you feel old – Kasper Schmeichel is now a bigger star in Denmark than Peter Schmeichel.
That’s according to former international Martin Laursen, who told talkSPORT that the current Danish number 1 is now better known in the country than his legendary Manchester United father.
Kasper has achieved great things in his career, including winning the Premier League with Leicester in 2015/16 and also winning the FA Cup with the Foxes last month.
However, Peter has more to brag about in terms of trophies having won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League winner’s medal.
Peter was also Denmark’s goalkeeper when they surprisingly became European Champions in 1992.
But, despite his father’s place in the history books, Kasper is currently the Scandinavian nation’s biggest business, Laursen says.
“Today everyone is talking about Kasper Schmeichel,” Laursen told talkSPORT 2.
“If you say ‘Schmeichel, everyone thinks of Kasper Schmeichel, not Peter Schmeichel”,
“My generation was obviously Peter Schmeichel, but now when I say to my kids ‘Schmeichel’ they don’t think of Peter Schmeichel. #
“Obviously, it’s Kasper Schmeichel. He’s the big star.
Kasper and co. start their Euro 2020 campaign on Saturday as they take on their Nordic rivals in Copenhagen, LIVE on talkSPORT 2.
Belgium and Russia are also in Group B, and former Aston Villa and AC Milan defender Laursen has revealed that there are high expectations for this generation of players in Denmark.
He even claims they could be one of the tournament’s surprise packages and would love to see them reach the semi-finals.
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“There was no expectation for the Denmark team in 92,” added Laursen.
“This time around I think the expectations are very high. Not that we have to win, but we dream of winning.
“The team is very, very good. The players are good, the results have been good, everything has been very positive for the Danish team.
“I say if we get to the semi-finals it would be a success. I think we have a very good chance of doing well.
“We also play the first three matches in Denmark, everything looks good. We all hope in Denmark.
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