Captain Wes Morgan said Leicester City had “pulled off the impossible again” after his goal inspired them to beat Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Morgan and Marc Albrighton struck at the King Power Stadium and Kasper Schmeichel saved a late penalty from Steven N’Zonzi as Leicester overcame a 2-1 deficit to record a famous 3-2 aggregate win.
Leicester City’s Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (C), Leicester City’s English-born Jamaican defender Wes Morgan (R) and Leicester City’s Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (L) celebrate their victory at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Leicester City and Sevilla at the King Power Stadium on March 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO
Leicester have toiled in the Premier League this season, costing manager Claudio Ranieri his job, but Morgan believes their European exploits merit comparison with last season’s title fairytale.
“We proved a lot of people wrong and pulled off the impossible again,” the centre-back told BT Sport.
“Incredible. I can’t quite believe it. We are newcomers in the Champions League, didn’t expect to get this far and here we are.”
Leicester, now managed by Craig Shakespeare, will find out their last-eight opponents in Friday’s draw and Morgan was relaxed about which of Europe’s heavyweights they will face next.
“We will take whoever comes,” said Morgan, whose side have never previously reached the last eight of Europe’s top club competition.
“It is a fantastic night for Leicester. We still need to concentrate on the league, but we will enjoy this moment.”