The Foxes have seemingly rediscovered their best form just at the right time of the season, weeks after sacking head coach Claudio Ranieri, a team that seems way past their “will they really?” uncertainty that had plagued them for much of the season especially in 2017.
Leicester are fresh from pulling off what many deemed the impossible considering their recent Premiere League struggles and their 2-1 defeat at the Ramon Sanchez stadium in Spain. The revitalized Leicester- the old Leicester really produced their best football in months at the King Power stadium in perhaps, their biggest ever game in history.
Like Saints, the foxes went marching in as another page in their ‘never-ending’ fairy tale was open for writing. Leicester face Atletico Madrid in the Quarter final stage of Europe’s biggest arena, a team whose direct style of play is quite familiar to them, who is to say that they will not keep defying the odds and cause the biggest upset.
Atletico Madrid are yet to lose to an English side in the Champions league but will be weary of Leicester who according to Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde are in the quarter finals “their own merit” hence need to be respected. Leicester dumped a Sevilla team that had previously beat them 2-1 on Spanish soil meaning Atleti will have a tough test at the king power.
Atleti earned a place in the last eight of the competition for a fourth consecutive season thanks to a goalless draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen, going through on aggregate and are fourth in the La Liga standings, five points adrift of Sevilla.
Leicester held on to seal their fairytale campaign last season and won the English league and could go all the way to Cardiff in the champions league and establish themselves as giants among Europe’s elite. Who knows?