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Jamie Vardy warns Sevilla: Leicester will be a different proposition at home

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has warned Sevilla to expect a different game as the Foxes look to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

New boss Craig Shakespeare, who was appointed until the end of the season on Sunday, takes charge of his first match as full-time manager against the Spanish side on Tuesday.

The Foxes lost the first leg of the last-16 clash 2-1 in Spain last month - just 24 hours before Claudio Ranieri was sacked - and a 1-0 win would send them through to the final eight on away goals.

Vardy scored Leicester's goal that night after goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel kept them in the game, also saving a Joaquin Correa penalty, but the England striker believes Leicester will be a different proposition this time.

" It didn't feel that open. The heat had a bit to do with it as well, they are used to playing in it week in, week out. Let's see what they're like when it's minus three back in Leicester," said Vardy before Shakespeare's appointment.

"At the end of the day we just wanted to go there and make sure we were still in the tie. The last thing you want is to get battered when you're away first and then there's nothing to play for in the second leg.

"We're definitely still in it, we'll look forward to the next leg and hopefully we can get through."

Under Shakespeare Leicester have won their two games since defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium and Riyad Mahrez said the Foxes' chances of continuing their European campaign are good.

"The most important thing is (was) to score and to keep the dream awake," said the winger, before Ranieri was dismissed and Shakespeare took over.

"It is not that bad to lose 2-1. We have all the chance to qualify for the next round.

"To score away it is never easy and we know the away goal in the Champions League is very important. We did score so we have all the chance to go through in the next game at home."

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