They will also have to overturn a deficit at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday without Robert Huth, who is suspended after collecting his third booking of the campaign. When Leicester sporadically ventured forward, they had to work incredibly hard to rush back and get numbers behind the ball.
Atletico opened the scoring in controversial fashion in the 28th minute – Leicester had enjoyed a good spell of possession, but were caught on the break by Antoine Griezmann, who ran nearly the length of the pitch before being brought down by Mark Albrighton.
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You’d hope the nation got behind us as the only English team left in the Champions League, and we’ll use what we’ve got at our home ground to our advantage.
Shakespeare is already without his other first-choice centre-back, Robert Huth, due to suspension.
Vardy cut a forlorn figure during last week’s first leg, when Atletico ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s first-half penalty.
“He’s trained yesterday, not all with the squad, but I have said before it will be 50-50 for Atletico Madrid”. “Unfortunately for me, players forgot”, said Allardyce. We can’t afford to dwell on it and we have to put it out of our minds as soon as possible.
Speaking on ITV’s Champions League highlights show on Wednesday night, Roy Keane was dismissive of Leicester’s chances in the second leg.
“I’ve gone from Sunderland and plotting to make them better, to the England job which I never thought would come my way again, to chairman Steve Parrish asking me to come and do a job at Palace, to where we are now”. “I don’t care how much experience they have.
I think it is a disappointing moment, a key moment”, Shakespeare was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Thursday. “We need to be competitive, we still need the points”.
“We are going to give him every opportunity”, interim manager Craig Shakespeare said, agreeing that Huth was enormous and that the German’s influence accentuates the need to get Morgan back.
Manager Craig Shakespeare, who replaced the sacked Claudio Ranieri in February, made a tactical change to ensure the Atletico forward became nearly ineffective.
The Foxes were sloppy and failed to help themselves as they gifted possession back to Atletico with striker Griezmann firing over.