Wes Morgan is winning his battle to be fit for Leicester City’s Champions League quarterfinal confrontation with Atletico Madrid, in accordance with boss Craig Shakespeare.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was equally adamant that the decision was the incorrect one. But Griezmann appeared to be outside of the box when he was touched by Albrighton.
Shakespeare said: ‘I’ve just told Wes in there that when we get back to the hotel, he’s getting his kit on, going to the gym and making sure he does a session.
However BBC reporter Phil Mackie said that he witnessed “unprovoked attacks” on supporters by police on the same night, with fans being taken into custody for no obvious reason.
But Allardyce added: “With the confidence he’s in: a wide man should not restrict himself by saying “I can only play on this side”. It’s any excuse – it’s hard to say – but any excuse and they’ll come in. “We know what’s needed of us so we’ll manage ourselves with help from the staff and, hopefully, we’ll be in the best shape we can coming into the game”, said Danny Drinkwater.
France worldwide Griezmann – linked with a summer move to Manchester United – won the first leg with a controversial penalty and Simeone believes he would still shine if Leicester had any special plans to stop the 26-goal forward.
Hosting Atletico Madrid will be a moment to savor for Leicester.
Atletico dominated from the start, with midfielder Koke slamming a long-range strike against the post in the fourth minute.
Bigger and more experienced European campaigners have crumbled in the Vicente Calderon Stadium, yet the Foxes grew as the game wore on and emerged with heads held high.
“We’re still alive, we want to stay (in the Champions League) but we know we still have a challenge ahead against a very, very good team”, said Shakespeare.
Shakespeare fumed: “It wasn’t a penalty, it was a free-kick”.
Swedish ref Eriksson awarded a spot-kick for Marc Albrighton’s foul on Griezmann on the edge of the box.
With the result, Atletico increased their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games.
Even as Leicester slid down the standings this season, plunged into a relegation fight that cost manager Claudio Ranieri his job, the team still defied expectations in Europe. The English club won six straight games until a league loss at Everton on Sunday, when several regular starters were rested.
And Shakespeare is well aware of the threat posed by a side led by Sam Allardyce, under whom he worked as part of the England set-up past year. It also fell to the city rival in the final three seasons ago, and was eliminated by Madrid in the quarterfinals in 2014-15.