Riyad Mahrez returns to training with Leicester

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The Foxes have undergone a turbulent week at the King Power Stadium, with key player Riyad Mahrez absent from training for the majority of the week after a proposed deadline day transfer to Manchester City fell through.

Manchester City continued their march to the Premier League title with a 5-1 victory Saturday evening againstLeicester City.

"My advice for the players is not to think how many games are left, just to look to the next one", he said.

Riyad Mahrez put in a transfer request to try to force through a transfer to the Etihad Stadium but after City refused to meet Leicester's valuation, the Algerian global spent a week away from the training ground. Every game he creates chances and helps us defensively and the fact we are there and fighting for important things - in that situation you are not exhausted.

Leicester City (squad): Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Simpson, Chilwell, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Iborra, Choudhury, Mahrez, Vardy, Iheanacho, Diabate.

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The Foxes responded by bringing on Mahrez, and former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho to try and change the tempo of the game, but in truth the game was already long beyond Leicester.

"In the second half he scored four goals".

And the French tactician has taken positively from the heavy defeat, looking ahead to better outings following the return of the player. But against this team you are always under pressure, and it was too easy for them to regain possession of the ball. due to their pressing. If we win, it's good, and if not then people will ask why did we do it. Since the beginning of the transfer window we took the decision at the club to protect the team. "I hope he'll come back soon with Leicester and play at his level".

The 26-year-old has received vast praise for his performances this term, earning comparisons to five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo from team-mate David Silva for having "moved up to another level". "But we know it's a great team".

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