As he prepares to face his old side with Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez reflects on his time at Leicester City.
Mahrez was PFA Player of the Year in Leicester’s 2015/16 title-winning season, but he left the club in difficult circumstances in 2018 for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
He was jeered by some Leicester fans on his return to the King Power Stadium, something he cannot fully understand, fans, and here in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, the Algerian discusses the moment he believed Leicester could win the league in 2016, the circumstances surrounding him leaving the club, and what the future holds…
Mahrez joined Leicester in 2014 from Le Havre as a relatively unknown 21-year-old, but he was soon transformed into one of the Premier League’s top players.
“Leicester gave me everything, and obviously it’s because of them that I am where I am now, and what I achieved. It’s part of my career, and I cannot thank them enough.
“Vichai [Srivaddhanaprabha] was very special to me. When I see Leicester I still see him. Very important club and very important people in my heart.”