Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez
Tuesday Apr 11, 2017. 16:00
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has praised Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash in Spain on Wednesday.
Luis, who spent a season in the English Premier League (EPL) playing for Chelsea, believes that the Algeria international is one of the best right wingers in world football at the moment.
"He is one of the best right wingers in the world right now, so it’s not going to be easy," Luis said on the Mirror.co.uk.
"Especially because he plays 90 minutes on the right so I have to be really focused to stop him.
“One of the best players I have ever played against and with is Eden Hazard," the Brazilian full-back continued.
"When I played with him at Chelsea he was brilliant. But last year I saw Mahrez doing something similar as Hazard did.
"If he wants, he can be the new Hazard. So it’s going to be a big challenge for me.”