Their fairy tale story swept through the world of football as the 5000/1 Premier League champions and now even the European elite are hoping to avoid Leicester City in the Champions League quarter-finals. 

After their stunning second-leg performance against Sevilla, reminiscent of last season's form, the Foxes have secured their place in Friday's quarter final draw, leading to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to admit those remaining in the competition are anxious to avoid Craig Shakespeare's men, according to the ​Mirror

Leicester City v Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Despite being the current holders of the Champions League and the club winning the competition a record eleven times, Zidane said: “I don’t think there will be a single coach who are hoping they face Leicester.

“They keep achieving what they are told they can’t achieve. Many thought they wouldn’t hold on to their lead at the top of the Premier League — and they did.

“Many thought they could not turnaround the defeat against Sevilla — and they did."

“Whatever club Leicester face, they (Leicester) won’t be favourites. And with that pressure off them and on the other team, anything can happen.

The Frenchmen also credited the fighting spirit within the Leicester side which is a trait no team can tactically prepare for. He added, “We have seen they have some very talented players but they also play with a lot of passion and heart. That is never easy to face.

“In the last eight, you are going to be in for two tough games. It’s the stage of the competition where everybody starts to believe and to dream they can win it.”