Riyad Mahrez admits that City needs consistency to win the Premier League this year.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City lost the Premier League title to Liverpool last season after two years of dominance in the domestic competition.
Liverpool won the league by 18 points last season and City’s nine defeats in the competition proved to be costly.
Mahrez believes the club would improve on last year’s performance and would be posing a threat this time around.
“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world for me,” the 29-year-old told the Press Association, via Goal.
“Obviously I didn’t play in all the leagues, but I love it. Two hundred games is an amazing achievement. I obviously want to play 200 or 300 more.
“My time in the Premier League has been very good. I won trophies, I scored some goals, I enjoyed playing in the Premier League, enjoyed home games and away games’ atmospheres, and I hope I will keep going until I retire.
“We weren’t good enough to win it last season, and now we know what we can improve on to try to be there at the end of the year.
“I think we have a very good squad and a very good team. I think it’s all about consistency and focus and we’ll be there at the end.”
Manchester City is facing Mahrez’s old club Leicester City on Sunday and looked back on his time with the Foxes.
Mahrez then added: “I look back at an unbelievable moment. Everything we achieved as a group of players and as a club was amazing. I spent so many good moments there.”
“I think it’s going to be a tough game. Both teams were good last season and have good players. I don’t know how they’re going to play but it’s going to be a tough game.”