Foxes can be Euro champs – Shakespeare

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare believes his side is capable of defeating Sevilla and going on to win the Champions League this season.

The 53-year-old had been Claudio Ranieri’s assistant with the Foxes before the Italian was dismissed after last month’s 2-1 defeat in Seville, but has secured back-to-back league victories over Liverpool and Hull City since.

"Why not? We are in it, we have to try to be competitive in every game," said Shakespeare.

"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 tomorrow night.

"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."

"Even after the first game we knew by getting the away goal we had given ourselves a great opportunity.

"The atmosphere will be electric and I'm expecting the team to take momentum from the two results (wins over Liverpool and Hull) and the confidence gained from that and really play on the front foot.

"That is not to say we will be open as we know Sevilla have world-class players but it makes for an interesting game because of their away goal.

"I'm quite calm and collected. Hopefully I'll stay calm so the players aren't over-emotional. Of course I'll be excited. We have to compete for the 90 minutes or extra-time. I understand the massive challenges ahead, no more so than tomorrow."

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