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Guardiola: That’s Why I did not Rely on Mahrez

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed why he has not relied on Algerian star Riyad Mahrez, He also sent him a new message, which raised a lot of admiration and support from Guardiola to the Arab player.

Despite the return of the latter to the bench during the recent Brighton Premier League game, After he started the last game in the English League Cup last week and scored a goal.

Guardiola, in remarks published by the British daily “Daily Star”, denied that Mahrez needed time to adapt to the Spanish coach’s style. The latter replied, in a question on this subject:

“not at all”. “Mahrez did not start the Brighton match because I decided to involve other players, but it is certain that whenever he plays he is well, and even the goals he scored were a good factor for him,” said Guardiola. Especially in terms of restoring confidence, “adding:” Mahrez is not with us for only a few months. ”

Guardiola said: “We have never had any doubt about his technical abilities, and his commitment to the team, is adapting well and fast thanks to the mentality that characterizes it.”

Mahrez was a substitute in the Brighton game on Saturday evening, where he played in the last 20 minutes of the game won by “Cityzens” With a clean two goals that enabled them to regain their lead with Liverpool on 19 points, with a goal difference.

The Arab star Riyad Mahrez suffered a terrible emptiness, which lasted nearly two months, failing to find his way into the net of the Premier League rivals, after playing an alternative in five of the seven games so far played by the team in the competition.

He made a spectacular appearance in the sixth round last week after scoring two of the five goals that the Cityzens won over Cardiff City. As Mahrez continued, His brilliance last week too, and the snatching of the lights again, after his contribution to his team’s victory over Oxford United (3-0)

And After scoring one of the three goals, to prepare to win the game in the third round of the English League Cup for the 2018/2018 season.

The 27-year-old has joined Manchester City during the last summer transfer from Leicester, with a deal worth about 70 million euros and a five-year contract.

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