Mahrez on how he has thrived working under Guardiola

Riyad Mahrez has revealed how working under City boss Pep Guardiola has helped lift his own game to new heights

Since joining City from Leicester in the summer of 2018, the Algerian winger has been a fixture in our incredible run of success.

Mahrez was a vital role in City’s Premier League and Carabao Cup-winning campaign last season, and he’s spurred on again this season, netting 21 goals to date to help City lead the Premier League and reach the final eight of both the Champions League and FA Cup.

And, speaking ahead of Monday night’s crucial league trip to Crystal Palace, Mahrez highlighted how our Catalan manager has assisted him in developing even more offensive components to his game.

“I think I have grown as a player a lot and as a person as well (but) I always think I need to add things to my game,” Mahrez reflected.

“Pep worked with me a lot as well to do this, to improve more in my runs, to be more in the box and to be where you can score goals.

“Attacking players, [Pep] always gives us the freedom in the last 30 metres. You can do whatever you want.

This season, Mahrez’s optimistic attitude has paid off handsomely, as he has already scored 21 goals in all competitions this season, making him City’s leading scorer.

Riyad Mahrez’s ability to handle pressure in important games, according to Pep Guardiola, distinguishes him from other players.

The Manchester City manager says that he expects a lot from the Algerian winger, but he admires his ability to deliver when it counts the most.


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