Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel are by far the most
caring football players on the scene. They are tough, but at the same time as sweet as Danish candy. What does that look like?
Before we continue, let's start with some bitter sweet tunes
to make the story even sweeter. So here's our background music suggestion: 'That's what friends are for' by Dionne Warwick and
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for
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That's what they do, Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel hug a lot.
If one man's down, the other will be there instantly. Simon Kjær takes care of Kasper Schmeichel and the other way around.
Both allergic to injustice, Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel will talk to the referee when needed.
Another thing that they're both good at: talking. That's why they show up so often in press conferences!
Apart from talking about football, they also talk about each other. Kasper Schmeichel said about Simon Kjær:
"Simon, the first time I meet you is, I think, on the under-21 team in Germany. I didn’t
think so much Dolce Gabbana-clothes existed - apparently they did.
No, but... have followed you. You played one match with me and then you
were moving on and have then been here ever since. You debuted in Sweden. Amazing to see
your development. Your development as a player, as a captain, as a leader. It’s been a pleasure."
Simon Kjær said about Kasper Schmeichel: "We’ve been lucky in that we have one of the world’s best goalkeepers and one of the world’s best 10’ers but they have never put themselves above the team."
They do. Look at this picture of Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel arguing. Hard to believe. But yes.
When Kasper Schmeichel turned 33, Simon Kjær said the nicest things about his teammate and friend. Watch the video and read the English translation below.
Video: Herrelandsholdet · 5 Nov 2019
Simon Kjær: "He's a world class goalkeeper, so if anyone ever asked me from a club, I would say take him.
At the same time, off the field he's a person who always takes the lead, both on the training field, but also off the field.
He makes incredibly high demands on himself, and on the team, and that's positive.
It helps to create a good atmosphere and a good mentality.
Someone might think that Kasper lacks sentimentality and some faith, I would say they are old fashioned if that is it. I don't see Kasper has any weaknesses, he´s fantastic with his feet, fantastic on the line and fills incredibly much, even when he comes out ... I think if Kasper had been 5 years younger there might have been some clubs who would have taken him without a blink."
- Simon Kjær about Kasper Schmeichel
At the same time Kasper Schmeichel said the sweetest things about Simon Kjær. Watch the video and read the English translation below.
Video: TV 3 SPORT · 3 Jul 2021
I think at some point here in the second half, finally here in the match, the only thing I see in the air, is Simon Kjær.
What kind of captain do you have standing in front of you there, tonight?
Kasper Schmeichel: "So ... I don't know ... that is ... He is ... a little strange to stand here and say this, but he is a kind of idol for all of us players. So he is a kind of idol for all of us. He is the man who sets the line, he is the man who takes the lead and when we come in such periods where the ball comes into the box, then Simon Kjær is there, and he always is, and has been, and he is a fantastic captain, I'm insanely proud to play with him."
- Kasper Schmeichel about Simon Kjær
During one press conference Kasper Schmeichel further expressed his admiration for Simon Kjær. He's saying so many kind things about the captain! So, watch this video and read the translation below. Take notes. The art of being kind - Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel both master it.
Video: (unknown) · 20 Jun 2021
Kasper Schmeichel: "So, I think as a leader you can’t play games.
You have to be yourself and you show who you are. In such situations Simon shows exactly who he is.
The great man he is. The amazing captain he is.
To stand there and watched what happened and at the same time have the surplus to lead. It requires a superhuman strength I think. And a real man and a real leader - they also dare to show when things hurt and dare to be vulnerable - be sensitive - and be themselves.
I have also said this to Simon - so I admire him a lot for that. A fantastic player - we all know that - captain and human. Denmark couldn’t ask for more."
- Kasper Schmeichel about Simon Kjær
Let's conclude with a few fine GIFs featuring Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel.
That was it! Keep smiling, keep shining! Are you in for some more? Watch this funny press conference with Simon Kjær and Kasper Schmeichel.
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