Gameplan Was Key To Sevilla Win - Shakespeare
Manager Craig Shakespeare has hailed the Leicester City players for sticking to the game plan in our second leg Champions League victory over Sevilla on Tuesday evening.
Hosting the Spanish side at the King Power Stadium for the tie with a first leg two one loss to overturn, Leicester took the two nil victory in front of the home fans to secure progression through to the quarter final stage of the competition three two on aggregate.
Speaking to lcfc.com in his post game press conference, Shakespeare was clearly delighted to see our European dream continue and for the side to pick up his third straight win.
With goals on the evening coming from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton, Shakey couldn't have been more pleased with the way the players applied the plan they had for the game - Kasper Schmeichel's penalty save was the icing on the cake for him.
'I was very pleased with the players. Of course in a cup tie of this stature against one of the best teams in Europe, we needed to make sure that we kept cool heads. We also needed to show a competitive edge and I think we showed that from the first minute. I think we set our stall out really well from the first minute. That was the game plan, to try to make it as uncomfortable as we could for Sevilla. We didn`t want them playing their passing game and you could see that from the first minute.'
With quarter final fates to be discovered on Friday morning when the draw is held, Shakespeare was also quick to praise the supporters for the atmosphere they generated once again in the game.
'We know when the crowd get behind us here it can lift the players but also the players can lift the fans with the type of football that we started with from the first minute. It (quarter finals) would be memorable for everybody at the Football Club, myself included, but the supporters too. They got behind us from the very first minute. Everybody associated with the Football Club can be proud of that performance tonight.'
With Atletico Madrid facing Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco facing Manchester City later this evening, teams through to the Friday draw and potential opponents are Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.