Claude Puel wants Leicester to try and return to “normailty” as they look to continue late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s work. The Foxes have endured a difficult month following the tragic death of the Thai owner, along with four others, in a helicopter crash outside of the King Power Stadium following the side’s 1-1 Premier League draw against West Ham on October 27.
City opted to play a week later in an emotionally-charged game at Cardiff, which they won 1-0, before Puel and the majority of the squad flew out to Thailand for Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral.
Another emotional afternoon followed when the Foxes played their first home game since the accident – a goalless draw against Burnley ahead of the international break.
And, as the players are set to regroup in the build-up to Saturday’s trip to Brighton, Puel is hopeful that they can start moving on and focusing on picking up crucial Premier League points in order to make sure the club continues going forwards.
He said: “You cannot do a whole season on emotion. This event will always be ingrained in them and will accompany them throughout their journey. But I do not want to use this as a springboard, because it’s double-edged. “We must return to a certain normality in the work.”