Leicester City must strike the right balance both emotionally and tactically if they are to conquer Atletico Madrid in their Uefa Champions League quarter-finals, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.
Antoine Griezmann earned and scored a penalty in the first half as Atletico Madrid beat Leicester City in the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday, but the one goal scoreline sets up an intriguing second leg.
He said: "Why not?" It was the Belgian who had leapt above the centre-back to meet the excellent Andros Townsend's delivery and power home Palace's equaliser, though City were outraged the goal was not disallowed with the forward "riding", according to Shakespeare, on the defender's back.
"We're a bit gutted with the result in the end - if we'd held on to the two-goal lead for a bit longer, we'd have been fine", he said. "We always try to give everything".
6 - Bayern have reached their quarter-finals of the Champions League in each of the past six seasons.
"I don't think anybody wants to come here against Leicester".
Although the French worldwide was undoubtedly fouled by Marc Albrighton, the incident clearly took place outside of the Leicester penalty area. We are aware of that, but we are still in this tie. It's a really disappointing decision by the referee.
On preparing his team talk for Tuesday's game, Shakespeare said: "Sometimes you can prepare yourself but sometimes the occasion and circumstances can take over. Let's say it was changed by external circumstances".
"It will be very hard because we have to be more open and attack more", he added. "If he is out, we will have to have a look at what we do with team shape", Shakespeare added.
Yet they had been forced to rally from a two-goal deficit here, Leicester having eased into an authoritative lead with a display that evoked last season's triumphs.
Social media videos had shown a blue smoke bomb was let off while objects were also thrown at police in the Plaza Mayor, a popular tourist stopping off point, where supporters of the English champions had congregated.
"I love the way they play football and even happier that one of our boys, Wilfred Ndidi, is doing well for them".
"I was a coach under him, it came down to the fact that he lost his job, I knew that it might have a snowball effect for other members of staff and unfortunately I was one of them".
Simeone's nous and a squad full of European pedigree should prove too much for the Foxes.
They were expected to falter in last season's Premier League title race, but the 5,000-1 shots not only improbably lifted the trophy for the first time but seized top spot by 10 points.