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Thursday 25 May 2017

Shakespeare: Atleti draw won't distract Foxes from drop fight

Craig Shakespeare. Pic: PA
Craig Shakespeare. Pic: PA

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has dismissed any fears the Foxes will get caught up in their Champions League euphoria.

They go to West Ham today after being handed a tie with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals following Tuesday's win over Sevilla.

Shakespeare extended his 100 per cent record as a manager as the Premier League champions edged through 3-2 on aggregate after their 2-0 home win.

But the Foxes are three points above the relegation zone and yet to win away in the league this season with Shakespeare confident they will shake off their European joy.

"I haven't banned talk of the Champions League but after the game the focus, what I wanted, has been on West Ham. We're solely focused on each game as it comes. The players are aware of the record, it's very hard to put your finger on why (we have struggled away)," he added.

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