Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez believes the club’s relegation battle last season has helped their shock title challenge, according to BBC Sport.
The Foxes are five points clear at the top of the table and their rise has shocked most of the footballing world.
Touted as relegation fodder at the start of the campaign, manager Claudio Ranieri has masterminded their meteoric upturn in fortunes.
This last time last season, the club looked likely to make a quick-fire return to the Championship under Nigel Pearson.
With just seven games to go, they found themselves at the bottom of the table, though pulled off a great escape.
On course to at the very least qualify for the Champions League, an amazing achievement in itself, the Algerian playmaker believes the episode helped their sensational form this term.
“Last season, it was very difficult with a lot of pressure. This year it is a positive pressure’, revealed the 24-year old.
“We don’t have an obligation, it is just a dream. A dream is better than obligation.”