Sunday, August 18, 2019 | ePaper
Riyad Mahrez says he is 'very happy' at Manchester City
Riyad Mahrez says he has no doubts about his ability and is "very happy" at Manchester City after ending a difficult first season at the club in style.
The 28-year-old made just his 14th league start for City in their 4-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday, following his club-record Â£60m move last summer, and scored a brilliant third goal to help seal the Premier League title by one point from Liverpool. Mahrez admits competition for places is "part of the game" and believes he has the right temperament to make a big impression for Pep Guardiola next season.
"I knew it would not be easy in my first year but I am very confident in myself and have no doubts about my quality. I knew that when I had my chance I would take it. I scored at Brighton and helped the team.
"I am very happy here. I am not going somewhere else because I don't play. It's part of the game. I need to be strong, stay strong. It's part of my personality, I never hide away from things."