The Algeria international has won Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup honours under Pep Guardiola – and doesn’t want to go anywhere else
Riyad Mahrez has admitted that he cannot “see what is higher” than playing for Manchester City, stressing his long-term commitment at the Etihad Stadium as he looks to add to his trophy cabinet.
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“What if I want to go higher?” the 30-year-old said when asked by YouTube channelOui Hustle. “I do not see what is higher [than Manchester City].
“To try another championship [elsewhere]? No. I really love England and English football is wonderful. I don’t want to leave. I still have goals to pursue here.
“When you see Guardiola wants you, it’s flattering. The acclimitaation here was not easy, but our relationship today, everyone knows [is great].”
Mahrez on racism in football
Mahrez also weighed in on the matter of racism within football, stating that he feels the sport’s governing bodies are failing to step up to meet the challenge – while concurring that there will always be those who persist no matter the sanctions.
“I think the authorities must take even more measures and sanctions,” he added. “[They must] be more radical, so that these people stop doing these things.
“Otherwise, it will continue. But there will always be two or three idiots who will screw up [no matter what].”