Leicester defence under scrutiny ahead of Atletico rematch

  • Leicester defence under scrutiny ahead of Atletico rematch

Leicester defence under scrutiny ahead of Atletico rematch

Shakespeare faces a selection dilemma for the quarter-final second leg at the King Power Stadium after Leicester defender Morgan was ruled out of his side's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The France worldwide 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.

For all of Atletico's dominance, they hold the slenderest of leads courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's contentious first half penalty, awarded for a foul on the Frenchman by Marc Albrighton, despite replays showing the initial contact was outside the box.

'We've scored a few goals from it. "He has trained the last three training sessions in which the intensity has been greater every one".

Of course the odds are stacked against Leicester, trailing Atletico 1-0 from the first leg, amid concerns over the fitness of Wes Morgan, but when did this team ever show any interest in conforming to...

Atletico have kept 27 clean sheets in 45 Champions League games under Diego Simeone since 2013/14 (60%), that's five more than any other team over that period (Real Madrid 22). "We have to make sure we're ready and focused for the game".

City are without the suspended Robert Huth so the skipper's return is timely.

Atletico was in control from the start at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, creating several scoring chances while restraining Leicester. "We will also be liaising with travelling supporters before deciding on any course of action".

Leicester thought they had a tough night tonight, it will be a lot tougher next week.

"I think we were hard done by", said Shakespeare.

Shakespeare said: "Wes looked better". You felt the King Power would be really alive, and it was. We just enjoy the time that we have.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is likely to rest some players ahead of their European clash and Jamie Vardy, Christian Fuchs and Yohan Benalouane could all be kept fresh.