PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez – Can he get a birthday present against Stoke?

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez – Can he get a birthday present against Stoke?
Riyad Mahrez

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Feb 23, 2018. 13:00

Born on February 21 in 1991, Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez will hope to make this weekend a one to remember.

The 27-year-old Desert Foxes international is one of the key squad members at Leicester and will have to heed the manager's call.

Claude Puel has challenged his men to pull out all the stops and return to winning ways against Stoke City at King Power Stadium this weekend.

“It will be an important, crucial game,” said Puel.

“The last result (5-1 defeat at Man City) was not good enough. It is important to come back with good spirit and attitude and to come back strong.”

The 2016 English Premier League champions head into the clash against relegation-batting Stoke on the back of a victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup, earning a place in the quarter-final.

For the Algerian international, a victory and a goal will definitely seal his most special week, both as a person and a footballer.

The club has wished him a wonderful day as the club's fans also joined in, but most importantly their hope is to see him celebrating with a win and a goal on Saturday.







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