We feel no pressure to win the Premier League, reveals Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez

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Premier League leaders Leicester City are under no pressure to deliver amidst their unprecedented title bid, according to winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Foxes are this season's surprise package as they find themselves five points clear at the top with just nine games remaining, and despite the squad's relative inexperience in fighting for league titles, Mahrez insists his teammates feel no pressure to finish the campaign as champions.

The Algerian said, as per Sky Sports: "No pressure. We are playing as always. We just work hard for everyone.


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"We are just a good team, good teammates and we are doing well. We have to keep going."

A significant chapter in Leicester's remarkable story came after defying the odds of relegation last season to eventually finish 14th in the Premier League.

Mahrez believes the pressure they felt during that period gave them valuable experience, which they now use to their advantage amidst a battle to remain at the top.

"Last year was very difficult," he said. "Last year we had pressure.

"Last year gave us more experience and we are now in a different situation - we are playing for the title. It's something crazy, but that's the reality. You have to enjoy it."

The 25-year-old has been one of the Premier League's outstanding performers this campaign, scoring 15 goals and providing 11 assists throughout Leicester's pulsating title challenge.

Such form has seen him tipped to be crowned PFA Player of the Year and attracted interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

Fans will undoubtedly have had their hearts in their mouths when Mahrez was pictured in a Barcelona shirt recently, but the midfielder insists an exit from the club isn't on his mind.

"I'm not thinking about that," he continued. "The last games we need to keep working hard and see what we can do.

"I'm really not thinking about this. I have three more years in Leicester and then we'll see."

The Foxes' next hurdle in their title run-in sees them host Newcastle United on Monday night, in which Mahrez should be fit to feature.

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