Mahrez: Everton our hardest away game so far

Date published: Sunday 20th December 2015 11:20

Riyad Mahrez Leicester

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez says that the 3-2 win over Everton was the club’s most difficult away game this season.

Until now, Leicester have faced Swansea, Newcastle, West Brom, Southampton, Norwich, Stoke and West Ham away from home, unbeaten in those matches.

Mahrez scored twice from the penalty spot as Leicester maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League, ensuring that they will be top of the pile on Christmas Day.

“It was a difficult game, I think the most difficult away game we have had this season,” Mahrez said.

“We won 3-2, they didn’t have a lot of chances, but they had the possession. I think we defended well and deserved this victory.

“It is always good to win, especially away. They said we hadn’t won here for maybe 30 years, so it’s very good for the club and the fans – I am very happy.

Mahrez also said that Leicester are still not thinking about anything but the 40-point barrier normally needed to survive relegation, despite already being on 38.

“Three more points and then we will speak about something else maybe. Even in the dressing room we say we have to have the 40 points and after we achieve that we can speak,” he said.

“We are flying at the moment so everyone is very happy to play in this team. We need to keep going. We have 38 points and that is very very good. We didn’t know we would be on this amount of points after 17 games so that is amazing for us.”

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