This is funny you know. EPL defenders only kick the dangerous players and Leicester’s Mahrez is expecting it after starting the season well.
Mahrez, 24, has scored five goals in six matches and there have been reports linking him with moves to Arsenal and Barcelona, which his agent has rubbished.
The winger is not surprised with his form and is glad to add goals since the arrival of Claudio Ranieri at King Power stadium.
Mahrez is however expecting to be on the receiving end of aggressive defending as the league goes on.
“It is more difficult for me now that they know me – they will close a lot,” he told Sky Sports.
“So I have to be careful now, they will start to kick me, the manager said to me as well. Last season I was like that as well [performing well] but did not have the success, now this year I have scored.
“The manager has given me a lot of responsibility and has given me a lot of confidence. I am not surprised about what I can do. I knew I could do things like this.”
Mahrez will be in action when fourth-placed Leicester face Arsenal on Saturday.