Shakespeare talks up Leicester’s chances

Shakespeare talks up Leicester’s chances

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Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is adamant that his team can continue to shock the world of football and win the Champions League.

The Foxes have endured a tough time in the Premier League, with former manager Claudio Ranieri losing his job as the threat of relegation loomed.

His final match in charge was the first leg of Leicester’s last-16 clash against Sevilla, with the English side losing 2-1 in Spain, although Jamie Vardy’s strike late on has given City hope as they try to create more history at the King Power Stadium.

Shakespeare, who recently signed a deal to manage the club until the end of the season, is confident his players can continue their fairytale run and go all the way in Europe.

“Why not? We are in it, we have to try to be competitive in every game,” said the 53-year-old. “For me there is no free game in football, you have to try to win every game you go in to and show that determination and competitiveness and we need to show that in abundance.

“We know the importance of getting that goal. It is going to be a huge task but hopefully with the crowd – and we make a good atmosphere here – we can go through.”

Leicester had goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to thank after the first leg as he made a number of crucial saves that included a penalty save from Joaquin Correa.

Shakespeare’s side are priced at 3.20 to win, with the draw 3.60, while Sevilla are available at odds of 2.25.

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