Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has said he believes there’s still plenty to play for in the current campaign as we close in on May.
With another January fall out when it came to denied transfers for our Algerian star, to the players’ great credit, when he returned to training his performances since have certainly shown no signs of being on the proverbial ‘beech’ and he has won a lot of support back based on his performances for the club in recent weeks.
The 27 year old clearly has no intentions of letting up yet as he wants our four one victory over West Bromwich Albion last weekend to be a catalyst for similar to come in recent weeks as not only can we move a few places higher in the table for the benefits that brings, but also there is a Wembley dream alive via the FA Cup and that challenge in particular is something he’s relishing.
Speaking to lcfc.com as he met with the media this week to preview Sunday’s clash against Chelsea in the sixth round, he explained.
‘It could be a successful end to the season because we still have eight games to go, we can still finish seventh, maybe sixth, we never know. We have the Quarter-Final of the FA Cup and it will be very important for us to keep going in this competition because it`s Europe as well. For the Club, that`s very good, so we will see next week.’
Looking back to the West Brom game, although Leicester initially fell behind to an early Salomon Rondon goal, Mahrez said the players weren’t distracted by that and they believed going on the front foot more would reap the benefits we saw as we responded perfectly to the knock.
‘We conceded early and, after that, we had to play higher in their half and that`s what we did. We scored and in the second half, we were better than them. After the second goal, it was difficult for them to come back. We know how difficult it is to be in this position, because we`ve been in this position three years ago.’