Riyad Mahrez says last season’s struggle against inferior ranking has assisted Leicester Recollect in their contest for the Premier League title this round. They were extremely in the bottom last season and are now by five points in the top of the division.
Mahrez said that it give one a lot of experience while going through a shameful situation. It was from this experience that they strategized a tactful style of play and committed themselves towards an objective intended to raise their dignity. They are now getting to the test for higher rankings and Mahrez says they have nothing to lose. The midfielder added that they had a lot of pressure last season which is turning into a positive pressure this year
They can readily accept any result. If they finish first, they call it a bonus and can as well be satisfied with the third or the fourth position. Compared to last season, it is already an improvement, added Mahrez 24. With 13 games to go, Leicester is already leading the division on top of Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham. They have shown a remarkable improvement losing only two league games this season as unlike nineteen games lost last season.
Mahrez said that Leicester is not to be compared to either Manchester United or Manchester City. He added that they are determined to win, and they will eventually. The Algeria international spoke confidently revealing the great expectations and hopes he has for his team. He says they have obligations which must be fulfilled. He said they are entitled to what is more than an obligation. He calls this a dream and explains that a dream is more than an obligation.
Mahrez joined Leicester in January 2014. He was from Le Havre and has proved to be of great importance to Leicester. Compared to last season, the player has shown great performance and excellence. He provided 10 goal assists and scored other 14 goals by himself. The other player who have shown exemplary performance in the City side is Jamie Vardy, but Mahrez still appears to be ahead of him. Surprisingly, he explains that there is nothing like being a star. “We can work together and help each other”, he said.
“Every team always have two or three players who performs best by scoring many goals. This time round it is me and Jamie. It doesn’t matter what people are saying about the two of us. At the end of the day we remain united because we belong to the same, side Leicester City”
Leicester dismissed Nigel Pearson and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, former Juventus and Chelsea boss. Mahrez said that Nigel has brought a lot of impressive tactical moves and discipline on their side. The new manager emphasizes on hard work. Those who don’t work are not expected to play. He is extremely strict and doesn’t spare anybody. For example if I fail to work according to his expectation, he would definitely put me on bench.
Leicester won 3-1 against Manchester City last Saturday. This Sunday they are facing another match with Arsenal. They are not pressurized because winning to them is not compulsory. It is only a bonus. While for Arsenal, they have to win in order to maintain their title.