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Mahrez: Why I Skipped Leicester Training

Riyad Mahrez: Why I Skipped Leicester City Training

By SL International - Feb 10, 2018 09:00 AM

Leicester City's African star Riyad Mahrez has explained why he failed to attend training after the club reportedly blocked his move to Manchester City

Read: Reports: Pep Unhappy With Mahrez Behaviour

The Citizens reportedly had two bids rejected for the Algeria international on Deadline Day.

As a result, Mahrez failed to pitch up to training for a number of days and only returned on Friday ahead of the club's clash against Manchester City.

"Off the back of that many people and journalists have made assumptions without properly checking the story, so I would like to clarify that all those so-called assumptions of why I was absent are completely untrue," Mahrez said in a statement.

"Myself nor my advisers have ever made any statements about that, so all presumptions made are totally without foundation.

"Leicester City were always aware of my whereabouts and had knowledge of my thinking either directly or via my advisers.

"I have been a part of the Leicester City team that has achieved much success including promotion to the Premier League and being champions of the League.

"My goals have always been the same and I have always given my full 100 per cent when I play for the club, the fans, and my team-mates.

"Those goals remain the same today and in the future and, when I am asked to be a part of the Leicester team, rest assured I will continue to give my all."

Read: Pep Reveals Why City Didn’t Land Mahrez


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Feb 11, 2018 09:15 AM
He wanted a move to man city for real
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Mina d dog Feb 11, 2018 05:32 AM
Where was he?
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terence85 Feb 11, 2018 01:09 AM
come to the city of champs,manchester city
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thasbu@143 Feb 10, 2018 05:29 PM
Hey, words can sound so true at times. That said, your whereabouts was the problem not your commitment to the club what you have achieved.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 10, 2018 04:12 PM
new jabu pule is born
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Matayitayi Feb 10, 2018 03:30 PM
This boy deserves another challenge
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Matayitayi Feb 10, 2018 03:29 PM
You must leave this small team now
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27822533213 Feb 10, 2018 02:40 PM
Money Rule
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 10, 2018 01:09 PM
Loyalty sum tyms does not pay bt u knw whats good for u
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:41 AM
But your coach says the other way and as a result you're not included in the team that will face mancity, surprising you were AWOL and came back before the game against the team you want to join
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KING~PHAZAMISA~RETURNS Feb 10, 2018 09:22 AM
Well spoken wena useful donkey

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