Leicester's Mahrez urges focus; claims title race not over

Leicester City

Leicester City continued their march towards Premier League glory with a 4-0 win over Swansea City at the weekend.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has told the Daily Telegraph that the title race is far from over, and has urged his teammates to focus ahead of what will be an extremely difficult game at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Algerian won the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday, and is now fully focused on what lies ahead.

"It is not done yet," he said. "We have to keep going and focus on every game because it is difficult."

Mahrez, 25, was signed from French Ligue 2 club Le Havre in January 2014 for a fee believed to be around £400,000. He has proved to be one of the best ever signings in terms of value and has contributed towards the Foxes' Premier League success with 17 goals and 11 assists in 34 appearances.

He also explained how he and his teammates are just enjoying their time at the top, and are not feeling any pressure because they are not a club who need to win the league to satisfy supporters.

"We don't need to be nervous," he said. "This is just a bonus for us. Nobody expected us to be where we are so this is a bonus. If we do it, we do it. If not, that's life. Like I said, we are not a big club. We don't have to win the Premier League."

Following the game at Old Trafford this weekend, the East Midland side take on Everton at the King Power Stadium, before they head to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. It is a tough set of fixtures on paper, but as Leicester have proved throughout the course of the season, they are not frightened of any side and seem to almost relish playing against the so-called bigger clubs.

With Tottenham not playing until Monday night, the Foxes could wrap up their first ever top flight title with a victory at Manchester United.

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