Riyad Mahrez has admitted that he regrets the way he handled his disappointment over his failed move to Manchester City in January.
The Leicester City star, who won the PFA Player's Player of the Year Award in the Foxes' title-winning season, was the subject of more than one bid from Pep Guardiola's side, who reportedly offered £60m on transfer deadline day two months ago.
BREAKING: Riyad Mahrez says he has regrets over how failed transfer to Manchester City was handled. Mahrez to focus on rest of season with Leicester before seeing what happens in summer. #SSN pic.twitter.com/fZcbh6Gt35— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 8, 2018
Leicester refused to let the Algerian go, prompting him to absent himself from the club, missing their training sessions, as well as two matches, in what was seen as a personal strike.
Mahrez has denied going on strike but has told Sky Sports News that he regrets the way he behaved after being made to remain at the King Power Stadium.
"Manchester City is a good move for everyone but it is the past. It is behind me. If we start talking about this it's like coming back to the transfer window and now I'm moving forward, trying to give my best for the team.
"You'll always have regrets but at that time I thought it was the best thing to do.
"It was difficult, I've always been in contact with the club. The club handled it very well. When the team-mates and the club were behind me it was okay, it was very easy to come back here."
The winger has insisted that he remains committed to Leicester
"In football, players come, players leave. I'm not saying I'm coming or going," he continued.