Leicester City star forward Riyad Mahrez has conceded that he is desperate to win more silverware before the end of his career, amid continued speculation that his future lies away from the King Power Stadium. The tenacious Algerian was a pivotal player for the Foxes when they won an unprecedented Premier League title in 2016, against odds as long as 1000-1.
In an in-depth interview with the Daily Mail, Mahrez spoke of his ambition to build upon his title-winning success with Leicester, emphasising the importance he places on winning silverware. Mahrez said:
"The win (against Spurs) reminded me of when we were champions, and yes, of course I want to win more trophies. I've always had the ambition to win a lot of trophies.
"It's what we are playing for. At the end of your career, what you will keep in your head is the memory of winning trophies - Premier League, Champions League. Those are the only things you remember."
Leicester City are showing signs of bouncing back from the anti-climactic period that followed winning the Premier League title. Under new manager Claude Puel, the Foxes have risen to ninth in the table, with Mahrez and Jamie Vardy beginning to show glimpses of their title-winning form.
Mahrez may well move on from Leicester at the end of the season, with a number of suitors believed to be queuing up to secure the 26-year-old's services - with Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs believed to be the frontrunners. Roma are also thought to be interested in luring Mahrez away from the east Midlands.