Riyad Mahrez aiming to win Champions League with Manchester City

Ross Houston
July 13, 2018

The Algerian was attracted to the Blues' "ambition" and the opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola. "They want to go further in Europe each season and I am here to try and help them". We're going to start to work this week and then we will see.

"It's a club who wants to win this type of trophy". "Since the day he came to Leicester, the season he had last season as well, it doesn't surprise me to see him succeeding at the World Cup".

Maguire has shown the requisite mental strength to play in the big games for his country and that would be easily transferred into the top of the table and Champions League clashes.

Mahrez - who is happy playing anywhere across the attacking areas - has serious competition from Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva.

Speaking at his first news conference as a Man City player, Mahrez said: "I have always believed that "H" (Harry Maguire) is a very good player, he has shown that since the day he came to Leicester and the season he had past year".

"I think he couldn't have chosen a better club because of Pep Guardiola and the lovely football he loves his team to play". 'Competition is part of football.

"Everyone can improve and the squad can improve, it's flawless".

He said: "He's a big manager, he's won a lot of things, made history with this club".

"Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so let's see". I thought what City did past year was incredible, it was unbelievable to break all those Premier League records, but I am confident about myself.

"If I moved sooner, maybe i would have been happy, now I'm happy to be here. the most important thing".

"He always reminded me of Richard Dunne because you look at him and he's not a great move, or you wouldn't look at him and think he's silky smooth, but he's so effective".

The 25-year-old's impressive performances saw him called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate and he played a key role in helping the Three Lions reach the semi-finals of the World Cup before Wednesday's dramatic 2-1 defeat to Croatia. He has been in contact with former team-mates Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy over the last month.

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