Riyad Mahrez has said that the win over Leicester City in the Premier League is the perfect warm up match to play before facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 later next week.
City are as of now banned from CL next season so they need to win this year to send across a statement and ahead of their big match against Real, this is what they had to say.
“It was a tough game. It’s always difficult to come here, they played very deep, five at the back,” Mahrez told Sky Sports.
”We tried to break them down but it was difficult. After the second half it was more on the counter, so we had more space and that made the difference.
“At first I wanted to shoot and then I see the space, and at the last moment I see Gabi. I knew he wasn’t going to be offside because he was watching the line, so I gave him the ball and it was a good finish.
“The most important thing is that we won today even if we miss the penalty. Today we showed a great reaction after the miss.
“It was a perfect game to prepare [for Real Madrid], a tough game, we are ready.”