RiyadMahrez was advised to make a career in beach football

Leicester City’s midfielder RiyadMahrez was recommended by his coach to consider pursuing a career in beach football instead of professional football.

This was because in his early days the Algerian footballer lacked the discipline and determination that is so important to professional players. Instead, he had this nonchalant attitude and creative side that is more prevalent with street footballers and beach players.

During his time at the famous Le Havre academy, his coach tried to inculcate him with this dose of discipline and rigor, but the Algerian footballer simply did not want to listen. He continued to play the way he was used to. Indeed, RiyadMahrez has grown up playing street football, and it was difficult for him to make the change to his style.

His coach was fed up with his attitude and as a result suggested that Mahrez pursues a career in beach football rather than going for the professional route. Indeed, his coach was adamant that he had the necessary skills, but he needed to make a change in his attitude, Continue reading “RiyadMahrez was advised to make a career in beach football”

Riyad Mahrez practicing Beach Football

RiyadMahrez was incredibly told to try his hand at beach football by his former club in French football.

The Algerian winger has been a major factor in Leicester City topping the Premier League as of now. There is a good chance of Leicester being crowned as the league champions to mark an incredible campaign in the history of English football. The 25-year-old was brought to the club for around £ 400,000 from Le Havre. Le Havre’s academy head Johann Louvel says that he once told the 25-year-old to start thinking about Beach football since he lacked the professionalism required for top-level football.

Jamie Vardy may have grabbed all the headlines in the first half of the campaign, butMahrez has been a very consistent performer as well. He has already scored 15 goals in the league while also assisting a further 11. These are statistics that could see him in contention for the PFA Player of the Year award. It is incredible to know thatMahrez cost such a little amount of money only back in 2014. At this stage last season, the club were in the relegation zone and ended up staying in the league thanks to an amazing run in the final 10 games. Continue reading “Riyad Mahrez practicing Beach Football”


Sami Khedira says the current form of the World Champions Germany does not make them the favourites for Euro Cup title.

Germany ended up as the top place holders in Group D in the qualifying round, but, the teams in that group were not of very high level and thus, they can’t take too much out of those performances.

The top teams that Germany has faced after World Cup, they have lost against most of them and that’s why Khedira finds himself a little bothered.

The holding midfielder was quoted as saying, “Our game has to go up if we have to contend for Euro title. Playing like we have played of late, the chances are minimal if I speak honestly.”

“We have to start playing as a team. It’s something we have failed to do. If we play as a team and play to our full potential, then there’s no doubt we will be tough opponents for anyone.”

Khedira also pointed out the need of respect for one another within the group.

In the words of the 28-year old, “You must have respect for your teammates. If the respect is not there, it’s difficult.”

“You would not want to go to a big stage with 23 guys who prioritise their egos over anything else, but, it doesn’t concern me as we have gelled well in previous tournaments.”

Khedira was in Germany’s squad in World Cup, but, unfortunately, he had to stay out of final as he sustained a minor injury while warming up ahead of that game.

He was, however, one of the scorers for Germany in their massive win in the semis against the hosts Brazil.

Khedira has been capped on 57 occasions for Germany so far and he has 5 goals to his name.