Manchester City: a boss-sized Mahrez

decisive and brilliant against Chelsea (4-0) on Sunday in the FA Cup, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez made a match boss sizeand confirmed its great form at the moment. His trainer Pep Guardiola also praised him.

Riyad Mahrez was sparkling against Chelsea (4-0) on Sunday.

A start on the right wing, a double with a sensational free kick then a penalty converted without trembling, but also a magnificent control on the action of the third goal of the Citizens scored by Phil Foden… Riyad Mahrez responded again present against Chelsea (4-0) Sunday, during the 3rd round of the FA Cup!

Like his successful start to the year 2023, the Algerian international has confirmed his good form at the moment, he who has established himself as the skyblues’ providential man for a few matches.

Mahrez, the providential man

While he had already offered a precious success to the Mancunians against the Blues (1-0) last Thursday in the Premier League, just minutes after coming into play, the Fennec, decidedly at ease in the shocks of English football, has returned the cover and again caused worries to the Londoners on Sunday. Untenable and very available for his partners, Mahrez has also completed a fourth match by scoring at least one goal in his last seven outings! For a total of six achievements and a decisive pass over the period.

Superb statistics which undoubtedly make him one of the best players of the moment. And a potential holder for the reigning English champion? CityPep Guardiola coach can only bow to the recent prowess of his number 26. Riyadh’s qualities are incredible. He loves to play football and helped us settle this game. With him, anything can happen the image of this fantastic free kick. On his wing, he released an extraordinary game. (…) If he continues like this and I don’t start him, he can complain, yes. Before it couldn’t do it because it didn’t show that levellaunched the Spaniard in a press conference.

Guardiola congratulates the Algerian, but…

Sometimes I have to let him look in the mirror. You know, in a career, there are ups and downs and for Riyad, it does not depend on his qualities. We can’t question them, let’s be serious. But there is more than that. And since the resumption, it is very good, added the Mancunian coach, who does not grant the slightest free pass to his player. But this time, Mahrez has upped the ante and demonstrated it in both his influence in the game and his efficiency. Proof of this is that the 31-year-old winger had only scored twice in his first 15 games of the season, before rectifying the situation in recent weeks.

At a time when the Citizens are still struggling in all domestic competitions and hope to catch up with Arsenal in the Premier League standings (5 points behind after 17 days), but also finally taste a first acre in the Champions League, the native of Sarcelles, in his current dynamic , could be of great service to his team. And Mahrez does not turn away from his objectives, above all collective. We always try every season to be involved in every competition. We have to keep going because we deserve it. The way we are playing right now is good, we have to keep it that waywarned the main interested party, more concerned than ever!

VIDEO: Riyad Mahrez’s sublime free kick against Chelsea

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