Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez dismisses thoughts of Marseille president Vincent Labrune

Marseille Velodrome

The Foxes star is not impressed with the reported recent comments of the Ligue 1 supremo.

Leicester City have taken everyone by surprise in the Premier League this season after being tipped by many for the drop at the start of the season.

After narrowly surviving last term and losing manager Nigel Pearson in the summer Claudio Ranieri's appointment was not welcomed by most fans.

However the club have been fantastic and currently top the Premier League.

Leicester City's form has been down to the performances of old hands such as Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan and Danny Drinkwater whilst new signings N'Golo Kante and Christian Fuchs have proved top acquisitions.

But Riyad Mahrez has perhaps been their star player. He scored a hat-trick at the weekend and the Algerian has been flying out wide for Leicester.

He has been speaking to the BBC this week regarding apparent interest in his signature from Marseille in 2014.

The Mirror reported Marseille president Vincent Labrune dismissing the idea of signing the player outright, suggesting he would not be taken for 'a sucker' and that Leicester City players have no place at Marseille.

Mahrez told the BBC about the incident:

"He thinks what he thinks. I know what I am, I know what I'm doing in the football, I know what I can do.

"The people who don't know football - I don't want to speak about them.

"Everyone's not going to love you. Sometimes some people love you, some people hate you, some people don't like your football. That's life so I don't care, I don't mind."

Mahrez currently has 12 goals in 18 appearances for club and country this season and is spearheading the charge for Leicester in the Premier League this season.

When Leicester kept a clean sheet recently manager Ranieri took the players out for a pizza as a celebration. With that in mind, maybe a humble pie should be the order of the day for Marseille's president.

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