Leicester City stars Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy
Friday Mar 17, 2017. 14:00
Algeria international Riyad Mahrez has dismissed reports stating that Leicester City players let Claudio Ranieri down.
The Italian tactician was sacked by Leicester with the club one point above the English Premier League (EPL) relegation zone last month.
"The players and the club know we didn't let Ranieri down so whoever wants to speak can speak," Mahrez told Sky Sports.
"The criticism doesn't affect us. People speak because it is their job, they have to criticise. We are here to play and to win games.
"Criticism is good for the team, it keeps us strong and then we can fight with more power," the Leicester winger added.
"We didn't for six, seven months, now we have started. But that doesn't mean everything is good, we've only won three games. We need to keep going because it's not finished."