Leicester owner says team was like a family
ABS-CBN Sports on May 19, 2016 06:32 AM
Leicester City's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, left, talks to Leicester City's Manager Claudio Ranieri beside the English Premier League soccer champions trophy during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. English Premier League champions Leicester city arrived to present their trophy to the people of Thailand. Leicester is owned by Thai duty free group King Power. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) — Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha says the team was like a family.
The Premier League champions arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday without three top players — Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez. Vardy and Kante are preparing for the European Championship and Mahrez was given leave.
Vichai, who is from Thailand, says "I have spent most of my time in the U.K. in order to be with them. When there are problems, we talk and help fix them. We have been more like a family."