His future at Man City and elimination of Algeria: Mahrez confides

In an interview with the Saudi newspaper “Arab News”, Riyad Mahrez talks about the failure of the national team to qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar. He also talks about his future where he says he feels comfortable with Manchester City, despite the tempting offers he has received from several European top names.

Like all the players of the national team, Riyad Mahrez is still under the disappointment of the elimination of the next World Cup in Qatar after losing the return match of the play-offs against Cameroon (1-2), disputed on March 29 at the Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida. He admits that this is the worst moment of his career. At 31, he would have liked to participate so much for a second world in his career.

“I’m obviously very disappointed not to go to the World Cup with my country. It was the worst experience of my career,” he confessed.

What affected the player is obviously the way the national team was eliminated. With ten seconds remaining, the Cameroonians stunned the Greens in a cruel scenario. But he must put this disillusionment aside and now plan for the future. “It was so unpleasant. The scenario was very painful. But in the end I have to try to forget and move on and try to help my club achieve things”.

“I feel good at City”

As his contract with Manchester City comes to an end in June 2023, Riyad Mahrez still hangs in suspense about his future. Re-enlisting with City or going to monetize his talent in another European championship, he has not yet decided.

Courted by the biggest names on the European continent, the captain of the national team could finally opt for stability by extending his contract with the Citizens because he feels very comfortable in his current team. “After four years here, I have more experience, I know my body better, I know everything, my teammates and the manager, so it’s easier for me,” he said.

And to add: “Obviously, the Champions League is a very big competition. We try to do our best and reach the semi-finals, the last part of the competition and we have to be focused. We will give everything to get through,” he said.

Having had an exceptional season with Man City, Mahrez says he “could have done better too, but the most important thing is to help the team try to win and that’s what I try to do every time I play. “, he concluded.

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