Puel invokes Leicester spirit after emotional week

London – Leicester Manager Claude Puel said preparing for the first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash had been tough but that his players would "compensate with our spirit".

Following their 1-0 victory against Cardiff in the Premier League last week, Puel flew to Bangkok with some of his players to attend a mourning rite for Vichai, meaning preparations for Saturday's match against Burnley were disrupted.

The 60-year-old Vichai died on October 27, 2008, when he crashed and crashed into his grasp. Leicester's King Power Stadium following a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Vichai's family and honor our chairman, "Puel said on Thursday. "We tried to work a little on Wednesday and had a light training session today, the same tomorrow.

But it's not easy to prepare for this game. "But we will compensate with our spirit and attitude.

"In the last game (Cardiff) we found the right balance between emotion and the balance in our game."

Puel hopes his players cope with the emotion of Saturday's match but praised his players for how they had had the tragedy.

"The players have shown great maturity, it's like a family," he said.

"We want to manage the moment by step but I feel in my players focus and soul," he added. "They have learned a lot about themselves in all this and I am proud of them all."

"Tribute to Khun Vichai" is a tribute to those killed in the crash.

Thousands of fans plan to march from the city center to the ground.

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