Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Riyad Mahrez showing a great attitude'

Puel: 'Mahrez showing a great attitude'
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Leicester City boss Claude Puel says that Riyad Mahrez is continuing to show "a great attitude" since his failed transfer to Manchester City.

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has claimed that Riyad Mahrez has shown "a great attitude" since returning to the first-team squad.

Earlier this year, Mahrez went on strike for over a week after failing to secure a transfer to Manchester City, but the Algerian international has since been welcomed back into the team.

Mahrez has been handed a place in the starting lineup for the club's last three fixtures, and Puel is pleased with how the Foxes' star man has "reintegrated" back into the squad.

The 56-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: "The first game against Everton, it was a strange atmosphere around the team. It was a difficult moment. We lost a good feeling about this game and there were mistakes.

"Riyad reintegrated quickly and shows a great attitude, that I expected. The player we need. He went through what was a tough time for him. Everyone has welcomed him back.

"Probably his absence hurt us a bit, with results and confidence, but we are pleased to have him back because he is a top player."

Last weekend, Mahrez netted a 97th-minute equaliser in the Premier League fixture against Bournemouth.

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Riyad Mahrez ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 10, 2018
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