Former Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez”deserves esteem” on his original return to the King Power Stadium, states Foxes manager Claude Puel.

Mahrez is Very Likely to contain because the side host of Puel Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday.

He abandoned the club pound;60m at the summer having missed 10 days of training.

But Puel says Mahrez, that won the Premier League with Leicester should be given a good reception.

“I really expect they can return and stick to the bench and will continue to keep a great sense along with all the people.

“He was a significant part the victory with the name and we cannot forget he sacrificed to your club. I trust they will have a good welcome”

Puel confessed that coping with the player’s desire to leave was difficult, but said he sensed that the 27-year-old acquitted himself after returning from his lack in February.

“With Riyad, ” I tried to control it was a difficult period at the winter transfer window when he wanted to leave,” he said.

“It was difficult to manage with the fans, with the clubwith his teammates. Nevertheless, it was important to manage him without him losing his or her concentration.

“He’d until the end of the summer season when he returned after his lack. He gave his best when he returned with the team and scored crucial goals.”


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