Craig Shakespeare says he has put last week’s penalty injustice behind him as he focuses on overcoming Atletico Madrid at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
A 28th minute Antoine Griezmann penalty secured a narrow 1-0 win for the Primera Division side at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
Referee Jonas Eriksson awarded a spot-kick for Atletico for a foul on Griezmann by Marc Albrighton, although the infringement clearly occurred outside the box.
Craig Shakespeare says Leicester City are still pinching themselves at the prospect of reaching the Champions League semi-finals. The Foxes will aim to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they host Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's quarter-final second leg – exactly eight years after winning Sky Bet League One. He said: "The focus just has to be on that game, you can look ahead and look back but you have to focus on the here and now. Via @skysports #footballplanetcom #premierleague #leicester #leicestercity #thefoxes #craigshakespeare More on footballplanet.com
Ahead of their second leg, the Foxes manager said he is fully focused on the game while admitting he is pinching himself at the thought of maybe making it to the Champions League semi-finals.
He said: "No it's not gnawing away, the referee gave his decision and the last thing the club and players need is me harping on about it.
"We have to get on with it. The referee made his decision – although it's there for everyone to see it's the wrong one. We have to make sure we're ready and focused for the game."
Shakespeare added: "The focus just has to be on that game, you can look ahead and look back but you have to focus on the here and now.
"Where the club has come from is remarkable and if you had said last year 'you'd win the Premier League and this year be in the quarter-finals and with a chance to be in the semi-finals' everyone would have been pinching themselves."