Leroy Sane said that he is not threatened by the coming of Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez came to the club from Leicester City at a club record of £60 million.
Leroy Sane had a terrific 2017-18 season with Manchester City, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists. However, the 22-year old German winger will face pretty intense competition from fellow winger Mahrez.
Sane said, “I’m totally happy for it – I like competition. He’s a really good person. When I first met him here, he’s really nice, open, and a really class player. I think everyone’s seen it before in Leicester that’s why I’m really happy that he’s here.”
There were doubts regarding Mahrez’s fitness after the Algerian sustained an injury in the pre-season match against Bayern Munich. However, he recovered and has received clearance to train with the club.
Mahrez said that City are now focused on winning the Champions League. He has said that winning the Champions League is the club’s biggest target. The 27-year old said, “Yes – I think, step by step, we’re getting closer. It’s still hard [to accept] that we couldn’t achieve more than we did last season. Like always, this will be our target – to be better in this competition. It’s really hard because you see the other teams and everyone is trying to get better to win the season and stop us too and the way we play, our tactics. We have to work hard to get more perfect in some situations.”