Mads Hermansen explains why Leicester City can do something 'very special' in Premier League

Mads Hermansen of Leicester City celebrates
Mads Hermansen of Leicester City celebrates after securing the Sky Bet Championship title after the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leicester City at Deepdale on April 29, 2024 in Preston, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images) -Credit:Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images

The Premier League is not to be feared by Leicester City with goalkeeper Mads Hermansen backing the club to achieve something “very special” in the top flight.

While there are still a few months to go until City will be playing Premier League football again, excitement will be building in the squad. That's particularly for players like Hermansen, for whom it will be a new experience.

Jumping up a division feels like an increasingly daunting prospect for promoted sides. Burnley have been confirmed to the drop alongside Sheffield United, and Luton are on the brink, meaning all three promoted sides are set come straight back down for the first time since 1998.

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But Hermansen has confidence in his team-mates and in the quality of the set-up at City. He thinks they can make their mark on the Premier League next season.

“I have faith we can get some good results,” Hermansen told Danish outlet Bold. “It's hard for me to say where I think we could end up or what we can achieve, but with my team-mates, I know we can do something very special as a team.

“We have also shown that in the cup when we have met Liverpool, Chelsea and Bournemouth that we can challenge big teams. We can beat really good teams. So I am quite sure that we will put something good together.

“Leicester is also a club that has a Premier League set-up, so we probably have some substance. I'm just really looking forward to the fact that we can carry this out together.”

This season was only Hermansen’s third as a number one goalkeeper, and while he played in the Europa League and in Champions League qualifiers at former club Brondby, he is struggling to contain his excitement at playing in the Premier League. Before that, though, the 23-year-old is expected to represent Denmark at the Euros as back-up to Kasper Schmeichel.

“It's surreal to think about, playing in the Premier League,” he said. “I wouldn't have guessed if you asked me two years ago it would happen already. I actually don't believe that. There have been many thoughts and feelings, but basically it's just a whole lot of positive feelings of relief and joy.

“The Championship is huge, but globally there is nothing that comes close to the Premier League and it will be special. It will also be something that I have to learn to tackle, in relation to how big it is. But I'm really looking forward to it.”

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