Riyad Mahrez unconcerned by Manchester City competition: 'I never thought about that'

Mahrez insists he has joined Man City to fight for the big trophies

It's a goal. Now we have to work and see what can happen.

"It's a club which wants to win the Champions League".

Despite City spending £60m on the 27-year-old, questions have been asked about where the former Leicester forward will fit into Pep Guardiola's plans.

'It's a club that wants to win this type of trophy, the Champions League is for big clubs and City is a big club'.

"That's why I'm here, why I made the decision to come here, because I want to be part of this". Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding.

However, he is fully aware that he faces a significant battle to get into the starting line-up, with competition from Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva for the wide roles.

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Mahrez said: "The prices have been very big in every country so it doesn't affect me". 'Competition is part of football. "I am very confident about myself". You can improve yourself and the squad.

"Pep [Guardiola] is a big manager, he's won a lot of things and made history with this club".

"The most important thing is I am here, I am happy and I am starting a new challenge". They broke all the Premier League records which is unbelievable, but no I never thought about this. I wanted to work under him and play for this club. I don't want to talk about the past too much'.

Mahrez believes an England that featured three of his new teammates were quite unlucky to exit the World Cup yesterday after being eliminated by Croatia.

'Everyone has been watching. "I'm very happy and will give my best to this club". 'It's very hard. They could've won the game yesterday'.

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