Craig Shakespeare: Leicester players want more Champions League football

2017-04-19 14:42:43
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Manager Craig Shakespeare has challenged his Leicester team to reach the Champions League again after their quarter-final loss to Atletico Madrid.

The Premier League champions were the last surviving English team in this season's competition.

But despite a spirited second-leg display, the 1-1 draw means Atletico progress via a 2-1 aggregate win.

"The whole club, from the supporters to the players to the owners can be immensely proud," said Shakespeare.

"We had them rattled with the effort and commitment we showed. It's no discredit to lose to a team of that calibre.

"I've just said to the players that they should want more of this and they've agreed that that's what they want.

"All players want to play at the highest level and the Champions League is the highest level but we have to get back to winning ways in the Premier League now."