Leicester City manager Claude Puel was full of praise for Riyad Mahrez following the Foxes 3-0 victory over ​Huddersfield Town on Monday.


Despite a dull first-half of football, ​Leicester were able to show their quality during the second 45 minutes, with Mahrez's outstanding opener proving to be the catalyst for the Foxes incredible turnaround. 

"We scored through Riyad [Mahrez] and after that we had more space and we scored more," Puel told the Leicester City website


"We put in a good performance today. It was a fantastic game for Riyad. It was fresh legs today with quality and more intensity, with and without the ball.


"He showed his quality. I like all the play of the team with quality. To play just two days after our game at ​Liverpool, with this quality and intensity was good. 

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"It was important against this team because they try to play good football. It is a good win today."


The 56-year-old manager also touched on the long-awaited 'Adrien Silva Day'. Following a gruelling four months without stepping onto the pitch for Leicester, the former Sporting CP captain made a brief cameo at the end of the game - much to the delight of the home supporters.


"[Silva] kept a fantastic positive attitude all the time," he continued.


"Now it's a good reward to come in and to look forward. It's a good thing for us. He had to make more efforts than the other players to keep a good level of fitness. Now it is good for him to come on in the game and now to look forward. 

"It is a good thing for us of course because he can bring a good feeling to the team, like Matty James after his injury. It is amazing."