"I felt that to lose tonight would have been awful for us because we had such good preparation and to sit there in the morning and think we had lost at home would have been bad", he said. At one stage I opened the door for him to go as I knew I had many strikers, and in the end he chose to stay.
"I know that it's important for him to play".
"I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that". "If you look at that from a neutral point, for a first game it was a top-quality game". "It was one of the great days".
Instead, they chose to make it hard for themselves again, like they so often do, and as a result, we got one of the games of the season in the first match of the new campaign. We love him and in the end he chose to stay.
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Meanwhile, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel and KL Rahul have also made a come back into the team. The selectors have gone in with a young spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal with Axar Patel to support them.
'We have many games and hopefully I can give a good number to all the strikers. We had a lot of experienced defenders out injured for the game.
The Serie A side have now said they will not return with an improvement on the offer that was rejected and, while he remains a Leicester player, Shakespeare is more than happy to utilise the 2016 PFA Player of the Year.