Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez says he once quit a trial with St Mirren because the weather in Scotland felt like "abuse."
Before joining Leicester in 2014, the Algeria international began his career in the French amateur ranks, so he was excited to get a trial with the Scottish club.
But after initially excelling in friendlies, Mahrez told L'Equipe that things did not go as planned and he even had to sneak out of the club hotel.
"An agent, Jean Evina, told me he had trial for me...
LEICESTER, England -- For a man on the brink of profound personal redemption, at a club just one win away from their greatest-ever moment, there was only the slightest giveaway of anything like nerves from Claudio Ranieri on Friday.
Even that, however, came with accompanying laughter to set an upbeat tone for what could be the last news conference before the Italian secures the first league title of his career, as well as Leicester City's entire history.
The moment came when Ranieri first walked...
After a weekend in which they won and Tottenham could only draw, Leicester have the chance to win the Premier League on Sunday.
The leaders have a seven-point lead with three games remaining, and victory at Manchester United would seal the title for a team that had 5000-1 odds of doing so before the season began.
ESPN's SPI projects that Claudio Ranieri's side now have a 97.8 percent chance -- up from 86.3 percent before last weekend's games -- of being champions.