Champions League

Shakespeare left fuming by penalty decision

2017-04-13 09:35
Antoinne Griezmann.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Craig Shakespeare was left fuming after a questionable penalty decision saw Leicester City go down to a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night in Spain.

The Leicester manager was disappointed when referee Jonas Eriksson awarded a penalty after Antoine Griezmann appeared to have been fouled outside the area by Marc Albrighton, but was generally happy with the result.

“We would probably have taken 1-0 before the game. We have got a good home record and the tie is still alive,” said Shakespeare.

“It’s a key moment in the game and a really disappointing decision,” he added.

Shakespeare said that the onus is now on Leicester to be more attacking in next week’s second leg.

"We know we have to be more open because we need a goal and one of Atletico's pluses is their ability on the counte-rattack," Shakespeare said. "But we are still alive and we want to stay in the competition.

"I have seen enough throughout the squad. We know what we are about at the King Power and know what we need to do. But we have to create more chances and attack more than we did tonight.

"Atletico are a very good team, their work ethic is exceptional. We are aware of that, but we are still in this tie. We still have a challenge ahead against a very good team, but we are aware of what we need to do for the second-leg. We know it is a going to be a very difficult return match, but we have very good record at the King Power."

The Foxes will have to do without centre-back Robert Huth after he received a booking that will see him suspended for the return game, while captain Wes Morgan may also miss the game through injury.

"It's a blow to lose Robert," Shakespeare said. "We have a few on yellows and we knew it was a tightrope. Robert is a very committed player. There is some hope with Morgan, though. He has been out on the grass for the last few days and we hope he will be all right. But honestly, it is touch and go and we'll have to look at team shape over the next few days."

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