Leicester hopeful of Morgan return for Atletico clash

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He's never been relegated from the Premier League.

It was not the first time that Barca have found themselves hit by a heavy away defeat in this season's competition, and they are hoping that history will repeat itself after the previous round's first leg 4-0 loss at Paris St Germain was followed by a truly extraordinary 6-1 win in the second leg.

CRAIG SHAKESPEARE is trying to treat it like any other game. The point might prove a vital one, since a tally of 37 could be enough to stay up, but if Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez look exhausted and the Foxes go out the manager could well come under a bit of criticism.

He knows that the King Power will play a part this evening, that those raucous Foxes fans will create some uncertainty among Atletico's players.

Only a fool would write Leicester off after what they've achieved but it would be another logic-defying feat if they were to see off Simeone's stringent side and on this occasion, they should be taken on.

Vardy cut a forlorn figure during last week's first leg, when Atletico ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Antoine Griezmann's first-half penalty.

"If we can do that, then we can let the officials take care of the rest of it". We are aware of that, but we are still in this tie. Ultimately we have to get our own house in order. I think the result in Madrid gave us confidence. Find us on Facebook too! He's trained in the last three sessions and there's been greater intensity in each one.

"I'm really pleased with the way he's progressed so far".

Griezmann scored the spot-kick and Shakespeare said last week the referee made a mistake but insisted he has moved on.

"The best thing that this team has been doing in the last years is competing", he said.

"We have to get on with it".

He said: "We'll only put him in if he's ready.

Yeah, it's just me", he says.

Vardy, 30, starred for his club last season, scoring 24 goals as they clinched a shock Premier League title, and Godin rates the England worldwide highly. They don't have an inferiority complex, just a realisation of how hard it will be to reach the semifinals in their first shot at European soccer's elite competition, let alone returning in the near future.

"We also know that Atletico do not concede goals, especially in the Champions League".

"We need fire in their bellies and cool, smart heads. There's a lot of pressure always but we're just looking forward to the game".

Leicester captain Wes Morgan will undergo a late fitness test on the morning of the game. We just enjoy the time we have'.

The hope is that the tactic, famously utilised by Stoke for a number of years with the assistance of Rory Delap, will catch the Spanish side unprepared after the Foxes executed it brilliantly against Crystal Palace on Saturday. "It's a well-worked and defensively balanced team and we are also similar like that".

Leicester have a tough run-in with games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in their remaining league matches. Sam Allardyce's reputation has largely been built on his ability to organise a defence and succeed with set-pieces, so when Christian Fuchs' long throw-in from the left wing was so casually headed in by Huth the Palace manager would have been concerned.

In fact, Leicester City didn't have a single shot on target in the first leg at the Caldéron.

Even as Leicester slid down the standings this season, plunged into a relegation fight that cost manager Claudio Ranieri his job, the team still defied expectations in Europe. "It might be something they (Atletico) are not used to so that's something we can use in our favour". No team has collected more victories.

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