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Premier League man of the moment, Riyad Mahrez, joined PlayStation Schools’ Cup competitors, Wigmore Academy for a day of football, FIFA and fancy shoelace tricks. Find out what inspires the Algerian sensation and who would win over 100m at Leicester City Football Club.

If you were to give one piece of advice to an aspiring footballer what would it be?

Always believe in yourself.

If you weren’t a footballer what would you do as a career?

It’s difficult – maybe a coach? Or manager? I’d definitely be in football.

Who is the most difficult player you have ever played against?

They’re all difficult.

Who is the best player you’ve played with?

I’ve played with a lot of good players in some good teams, it’s hard to pick out one.

At the club who would win a 100m race?

We have some quick guys. I think Jeff Schlupp or Jamie Vardy.

Who do you think is the best midfielder in the world?

Andres Iniesta.

How different is it living in England compared to living in France?

A bit different with it being a different language. And oh yeah, the weather!

What do you think is the secret to Leicester’s success this season?

Hard work and a great team.

Is there any talk of winning the league between the players in the dressing room?

A little bit, players mention it but not much.

What was your best and most important goal?

My goal at home against Chelsea.

Who are your best friends in football?

At the club it’s Ngolo Kante.

What is your favourite skill to do on the pitch?


What has been your most memorable game for Leicester and why?

Swansea away – as I got a hat trick!

When you are not playing football what do you like to do to relax?

Spend time with my daughter and my family.


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