Riyad Mahrez: Why I Joined Manchester City

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"I am confident I can help the team and make an impact", he said.

Riyad Mahrez didn't hesitate to sign for Manchester City despite facing a fight to force his way into Pep Guardiola's record-breaking side. "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".

Mahrez, 27, joined the Premier League champions from Leicester City in a club-record £60m deal on Tuesday.

"'This past month, I've seen videos going around, photos been sent to me. The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club", he told a press conference on Thursday.

'After City started winning every game you were like: "Ah, I think we're going to lose today, it's going to be hard".

'They have everything to try and win it, ' he added.

The Foxes are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements after giving the green light for Mahrez to formalise his long awaited move Manchester City earlier this week.

The 25-year-old centre-back, who signed for Leicester from Hull last year for £17m, is now one of the club's most prized assets after excelling on the biggest stage.

"I am happy to be here and I have to show it". Now I'm here and I'm happy.

"'I haven't talked about my precise position with the manager yet, but City wanted me and that means a lot, ' Mahrez said.

'Players at top clubs always have to face competition for places, it is normal for big clubs to have a lot of great players and City are a big club with a big manager'".

"The Manchester City right back, who has played as part of a three-man defensive unit in Russian Federation, admitted he was deeply disappointed that England's World Cup dream had died". They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved because reaching the semi final is very, very hard.

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What happened then is something Mahrez wants to put behind him.