Leicester boss Shakespeare questions referee decision after Atletico Madrid loss

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said it was "plain and obvious" that the foul that led to Atletico Madrid's penalty in the 1-0 win in the Champions League quarter-final first leg was outside the box.

Schmeichel, who captained the Foxes at the Vicente Calderon, said on BT Sport 2: "It was plain and obvious to see, it has ruined our game plan". We should have had something from this but we have to accept it. Outside of the penalty they created few clear cut chances. The final decision lies with the referee and its cost us.

As far as losses go, this one, a 1-0 loss away to Atlético Madrid, probably wasn't quite as morale boosting as the first leg against Sevilla, nor did it net us an away goal, but it was probably a decent result nonetheless.

Shakespeare added: "I've just told Wes Morgan that when we get back to the hotel he's getting his kit on and we're going to the gym!" He trained partly yesterday and he'll take part in the whole session today, " Shakespeare said in the press conference ahead of the Champions League game.

"I didn't expect that sort of defensive concentration from them".

"He is very unsafe and if we make any mistakes, he will penalise that".

Ahead of Leicester's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, reports in Spain claim eight Leicester fans have been detained by police after clashes with authorities in the Plaza Mayor. Atlético dominated at times and had the much bigger share of possession, but don't most teams we play? Diego Godín is used to playing star forwards as the Atletico Madrid centre-back, but Vardy's unique set of skills could present problems for the Atletico star.

"He plays everywhere. He finishes like a No 9, assists like a midfielder and defends wherever he is. Their team ethos is among their strengths, like ours, and so I take it as a compliment".

"It was a hard-fought match".

Unlike Leicester, who after their barely believable title win experienced an emphatic downturn in results which ultimately cost coach Claudio Ranieri his job in February, there was no hard follow-up campaign for Atletico.

"We have no monitor and no television replays and I knew straight away that Marc Albrighton's challenge was outside the box".

  • Julie Sanders