Mahrez: It’s Like I’m Flying

After his Man-Of-The-Match display against Sunderland at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Riyad Mahrez said he felt like he was ‘flying’.
- Riyad Mahrez says the fans inside King Power Stadium make him feel like he’s flying. 

- The winger scored two goals in Leicester City’s 4-2 win over Sunderland on Saturday afternoon. 

- Claudio Ranieri’s men moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League table with victory. 

- Mahrez signed a new four-year contract with the Club last week. 

After his Man-Of-The-Match display against Sunderland at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Riyad Mahrez said he felt like he was ‘flying’. 

The Algeria international was in red-hot form as the Foxes kicked off their Barclays Premier League campaign – grabbing a sensational brace. 

Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton also found the net in the victory, but it was Mahrez who grabbed the headlines with a dazzling performance that could have seen him score significantly more. 

, Mahrez was thrilled and once again paid tribute to the Leicester City supporters that make King Power Stadium such a special place to play his football. 

<div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" >“The fans were very good,” said Mahrez, speaking exclusively to Foxes Player HD. “They were great and right behind us. I told you when I’m playing in this stadium it’s like I’m flying. </div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" >“I’m very proud and very glad to win this game and to score. We have to carry on and keep going in this way. </div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" >“I feel very, very happy for the team firstly and for me as well because I scored two goals for the team. I worked hard and I’m very happy for my team-mates and the Club. It’s a good start and we have to keep going like this.” </div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" >The 24-year-old could very easily have had himself a hat-trick with the chances he created against the Black Cats but reiterated that his first priority is the team. </div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" >He added: “When you start by scoring two goals in the first 25 minutes in your head you think maybe I can get a hat-trick. </div><div style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;" ><br /></div><div ><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">“But I wasn’t selfish, I was thinking about the team first and if the hat-trick came then great. It didn’t come but I’m really happy anyway. We did very well.”</span></span></div><div ><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.lcfc.com/fans/social_networking"><img xlink:href="tcm:0-1598443" title="SocialNetworking_June14" alt="SocialNetworking_June14" style="width: 480px; height: 100px;" /></a><br /></span></span></div>

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