Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan

The 53-year-old has urged his side to keep their cool ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg at the King Power Stadium.

Although Morgan missed the last six games with his teammates due to back pain, he showed up for Monday's training session.

The France global and his team-mates limbered up with a volleyed passing game before taking part in stretching exercises in the part of the training session open to the media.

However, a few bemoaned the decision to award Atletico that first half penalty, given that the foul appeared to have taken place outside the penalty area...

Complicating the issue is Robert Huth's suspension, which rules the German defender out of the second leg and leaves Yohan Benalouane as Leicester's only available centre-back.

Atletico have been in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for last three years and have progressed to the finals twice, losing to Spanish rivals Real Madrid in both finals.

"One of Atletico's pluses is the counter-attack, but we are still in this tie".

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has warned the Foxes against falling for Atletico Madrid's gamesmanship.

LEICESTER must overturn a 1-0 deficit if they are to book a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

"I think there is people deciding that and it could only be good for the game", he said. The Atletico goal game via a highly contentious penalty which was dispatched by Antoine Griezmann. They're also the eighth English team to make it to the last eight of the competition, more than any other country. We just enjoy the time that we have.

Shakespeare said: "Wes looked better".

But former Leicester manager Martin O'Neill, who commentated on the game for television, believes Leicester can emulate the 2-0 home win they managed against Sevilla.

Once relative Champions League unknowns, however, Atletico are now true European giants and will provide the sternest test yet of Leicester's fairytale continental adventure.

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