Jamie Vardy Away Goal Against Sevilla Gives Leicester City Hope
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 25, 2017,
Feb 25, 2017, 8:24
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"We know they are a better team than us with more quality and experience but we had more heart and we showed character".
The miss failed to dampen Sevilla's desire to bury Leicester early and Sergio Escudero was the next to be denied by Schmeichel - before they finally beat the Dane after 25 minutes.
It appeared that Leicester would do well to return to the King Power Stadium facing a 2-0 deficit but against the run of play, they netted an away goal which had seemed so unlikely throughout the opening 72 minutes.
Vitolo came close to doubling Sevilla's lead when he sent the ball rolling off the inside of the post and Correa got the second goal after Jovetic had carried the ball into the box with a combination of stylish flicks and headers.
'It's the first time we've won a title and the lads have dipped a bit.
Sevilla is enjoying its best season in the Spanish league in a almost decade. "We go away with a odd sensation due to their goal, but we are looking forward to the second leg and motivated to stay in Europe".
Leicester's poor form has raised questions over Claudio Ranieri's future despite the club publicly voicing their support for the manager, who recently played down recent media reports suggesting he has lost control over his dressing room.
At Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday, the 19-year-old was impressive once again with his only error coming in the first half when he delayed a clearance leading to a penalty against Leicester City.
'It has been tough, things haven't clicked this year, but we know if we keep giving 100 per cent for each other things will change'.
Sevilla dominated possession to such an extent that Samir Nasri and Steven N'Zonzi completed more passes than the entire Leicester team.
Playing in his Champions League debut, Ndidi was decent all through the game, providing a cover for Leicester City's questionable defence.
"We were far superior in the development of the game, with 10 clear scoring chances. They did quite well today and the tie is open".
Trailing 2-0, the Premier League champions looked bereft of ideas.
The Foxes finished top of their group but their heroic journey is expected to come to an end against an in-form Sevilla.
"I could leave last season", he said.