Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has penned a new contract on Friday to enable him continue under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, The Trumpet gathered.
The Algerian, who joined City from Leicester City in 2018, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.
According to the 31-yearold, an opportunity to win again with the Premier League champions has been provided, adding that it is the winning mentality that drives everyone in the club. The Trumpet Gathered
“To win again. All the time. That’s the only thing that drives us, to win again,” Mahrez said when asked why he decided to extend his stay at City.
“Win everything we can. Win the first game and then the second and the third and keep going and at the end, we will see what we can achieve.
“We are big and our mentality even in training is that we want to win. I want to win.
“That is part of my character and my personality but I think all the players who arrive here and get to know the team and get to know the club and get to know the manager, we have no choice other than
winning,” he reiterated.
Mahrez has been part of the club’s success since he made the switch, valued at €67.80m, to join Pep Guardiola in spurring City to their fourth Premier title in five seasons.
Speaking about the arrival of Erling Haaland to Manchester City, Mahrez said he was pleased to welcome the goal poacher to the team.
He said, “I think he is a very good signing for us.
“He is a good striker who can score goals, different from the strikers we had in the past but a very good addition to the team and I hope he is going to improve the level of the team and help us to win things.
“I saw him in Mykonos two years ago and he said to me that he really wanted to come, and I said, ‘yeah,
you should because it’s the best club’ and year later he is here,” Mahrez added.
Furthermore, City forward applauded the club’s summer transfer business through which the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez and Stefan Ortega Moreno were recruited.
He continued: “I think they are good signings. “We trust the club.
They always make good signings, and they are always doing the right things.
“We believed even before we seen them that they are good players and more after we have seen them in training, they are, so we are happy,” Mahrez added.
Guardiola values his attacking-minded instinct and would not want to part ways with the player, who scored the equaliser in the 2-1 win against Borussia Dortmund during the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals at Signal Iduna Park last season.
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