Mahrez believes that his best at Manchester City is yet to come
Riyad Mahrez believes that the Manchester City fans haven’t seen the best of him yet and he is still adapting to life at his new club. The Algerian became Manchester City’s second most expensive signing for £60 million this summer and has played an important role for Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League.
Mahrez has had to fight for his place in the starting line-up, with 8 of his 17 appearances in the Premier League coming from the bench. Despite the availability of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane as wide options, Mahrez has got a fair crack of the whip.
The 27-year-old has scored five goals in the Premier League and has set up another couple for his teammates. He has been equally effective in the Champions League, contributing with a goal and 4 assists en route to City’s qualification to the last 16 of the competition.
“When you arrive for the first six months it’s always difficult to adapt to everything,” said Mahrez.
“I’m very good. I’m still new to the team. I think more months are going to pass and I’m going to be better.”
Understanding the stakes of the title race, Mahrez has warned his teammates that there is room for slip-ups and the margin of error is very little.
“It’s massive because you have to win now, every time,” Mahrez said.
“You don’t have any chance to drop points because when you drop points, the opponent wins and now they’re in front of us, for example, Liverpool.”