Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has dismissed his team's chances of winning the Premier League, despite being top.

The Foxes narrowly avoided relegation last season but are two points clear at the summit after 15 games.

But Mahrez, who took his goal tally to 11 with Saturday's treble at Swansea, is more concerned at getting the eight more points needed to reach 40, a total usually enough for survival.

"I don't think we can win the league," the 24-year-old told BBC World Service.
"We just need to get the 40 points and then after that we will see."

The Algeria international's form, along with that of 14-goal team-mate Jamie Vardy, has been instrumental in Leicester's rise.

"I'm not surprised because I knew I could do the things that I have done," Mahrez added.

"Football is just confidence. When you start scoring and you carry on it gives you more confidence so maybe that has helped me."

 

BBC