Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, believes his lads' ability to stick to their game plan was the foundation of their UEFA Champions League victory over Sevilla at King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Wilfred Ndidi played the entire 90 minutes on Tuesday night as the Foxes overcame a 2-1 first leg deficit to secure a 2-0 victory, meaning they progress to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.
Speaking to the media after the encounter, Shakespeare who is now the third English manager to make the last eight of the Champions League after Harry Redknapp and Sir Bobby Robson said: "I was very pleased [with the players]. Of course in a cup tie of this stature against one of the best teams in Europe, we needed to make sure that we kept cool heads.
“We also needed to show a competitive edge and I think we showed that from the first minute. I think we set our stall out really well from the first minute. That was the game plan, to try to make it as uncomfortable as we could for Sevilla. We didn’t want them playing their passing game and you could see that from the first minute.”
The Foxes manager also paid tribute to the role of the supporters for creating an unforgettable atmosphere on Tuesday which aided their achievement.
“We know when the crowd get
behind us here it can lift the players but also the players can lift the fans with the type of football that we started with from the first minute.
“It (a quarter-final) would be memorable for everybody at the Football Club, myself included, but the supporters too. They got behind us from the very first minute. Everybody associated with the Football Club can be proud of that performance tonight.” the manager added.
Leicester have now won all three of their matches under Shakespeare. The Sevilla win followed successes against Liverpool and Hull.