Leicester’s fourth round Carabao Cup tie with Southampton rearranged for the end of November
- Leicester’s Carabao Cup fixture with Southampton has been rearranged
- The fourth-round tie was initially scheduled to be played earlier this week
- It was postponed following the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Leicester’s Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Southampton has been put back to the end of this month.
The two sides were due to meet on Tuesday night but the events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday and death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha led to it being postponed, with the club and its staff not in the right frame of mind to compete.
Leicester manager Claude Puel said at a press conference on Thursday: ‘Playing football has not been on our minds this last week but for this weekend and all matches after we will play to honour and remember a man who did so much for our club.’
Leicester’s Carabao Cup tie with Southampton has been rearranged for the end of the month
Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his helicopter crashed on Saturday
On Thursday, Leicester manager Claude Puel spoke for the first time since the helicopter crash
Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died in the tragedy just outside the King Power Stadium shortly after Leicester’s 1-1 home draw with West Ham last Saturday.
Leicester are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Puel feels he and his players have a responsibility to ‘continue the Leicester City he built’ and the team will play for Srivaddhanaprabha and his family in Wales this weekend.
Puel wants his players to continue to represent Leicester and Srivaddhanaprabha
‘Playing football has not been at (the) front of our minds this week,’ said Puel at his press conference on Thursday at the King Power Stadium, as he faced the media for the first time since the tragedy.
‘But for this weekend, and all the matches thereafter, we play to honour a man who did so much for our club.
‘The result is not important, but our desire, our actions to give our best on the pitch to honour our chairman, is the most important thing.
‘We have a responsibility about the memory and the work he put in place. I’m confident after I saw my players at training that they can give their best.
‘We have a responsibility to play for him and perform for him. We will play for him, for ‘Top’ (Aiyawatt, Srivaddhanaprabha’s son) and his family.’
Leicester’s next Premier League game is against Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon
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