Cape Town - Leicester City manager Craig
Shakespeare says he has put last week's penalty injustice behind him as
he focuses on overcoming Atletico Madrid at the King Power Stadium on
A 28th minute Antoine Griezmann penalty secured a narrow 1-0 win for Atletico at the Estadio Vicente Calderon last week.
Referee Jonas Eriksson awarded a spot-kick for Atletico for a foul on
Griezmann by Marc Albrighton, although the infringement clearly
occurred outside the box.
Ahead of their second leg, the Foxes manager said he is fully focused
on the game while admitting he is pinching himself at the thought of
maybe making it to the Champions League semi-finals.
"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.
"We have to get on with it. The referee made his decision - although
it's there for everyone to see it's the wrong one. We have to make sure
we're ready and focused for the game."
"The focus just has to be on that game, you can look
ahead and look back but you have to focus on the here and now.
"Where the club has come from is remarkable and if you had said last
year 'you'd win the Premier League and this year be in the
quarter-finals and with a chance to be in the semi-finals' everyone
would have been pinching themselves."
Kick-off is at 20:45.