The Foxes were encouraged but the life was sucked out of the King Power Stadium after 26 minutes when Atletico took the lead on the night.Advertisement
And the players don’t hide that fact.
The English club had hoped to become the first debutant in the competition since Villarreal in 2006 to reach the semifinals.
“We had planned it in advance”, Shakespeare said.
The 1999 Champions League victor was in attendance to watch Craig Shakespeare put his players through their paces but Vardy was never going to turn down the chance to embarrass the younger Schmeichel.
“The momentum was with us after Jamie Vardy’s goal and we needed that second goal when the opportunity came, but it just wasn’t to be”. We might never be here again, we might be at some point again.
He has scored five goals in Atletico’s eight Champions League matches this term. Where the club has come from is remarkable.
That’s why writing off the Foxes can backfire.
As shock Premier League champions last season, the Foxes have rarely wilted in the face of improbable odds, but the requirement of another two goals against a side so tactically astute and defensively disciplined proved beyond Craig Shakespeare’s men. The changes the Leicester manager [Craig Shakespeare] made were excellent.
The Leicester number nine’s influence on the match grew in the second half, though, and he was involved in numerous Foxes’ most risky attacks.
“Ranieri wasn’t on anybody’s radar and clearly they went for a big name and it worked”. Leicester have fought as hard as they could, we’ve got additionally.
And not crack under the pressure, Fuchs said in response to an Easter egg-themed question.
“We had them rattled with the effort and commitment we showed”.
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“We are disappointed to go out, but I’m immensely proud of the team and I thought we ran an excellent team close and gave them a really good shot at it”. The fans have been non-stop throughout for us – it gave us a boost when we were exhausted.
With Yannick Carrasco and Thomas Partey both fluffing their lines from 12 yards in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Osasuna, Atletico have now failed to score their last six penalties in La Liga. As for striker Antoine Griezmann, he boasts an £85million release clause.
“No it’s not gnawing away, the referee gave his decision and the last thing the club and players need is me harping on about it”, said Shakespeare.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx