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Riyad Mahrez outlines Man City’s extra title motivation and clarifies exit stance – The Mirror

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Manchester City can join United as the only English sides to win five titles in six seasons – however, there is an acceptance they will once again be pushed to the limit

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Riyad Mahrez has warned Manchester City’s title rivals that the Blues are aiming to make history.

City can match the unique achievement of bitter rivals Manchester United by winning their fifth title in six years next season.

Mahrez reckons Pep Guardiola’s men don’t need any extra motivation to attempt to retain the trophy for a third successive season – but admits the prospect of equalling United, as the most consistent champions, is something they will be desperate to grasp.

“We really, really want to win again,” said Mahrez. “When the season starts, we want to go again. That’s the big motivation. We never ever think ‘oh, it’s going to be easy this year and that we can go a bit easy.’

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“No, we go 100% from the beginning, because we want to win and we are built with this mentality. It’s a good thing to know that we can make history.

“I think what we’ve done in the last four, five years is already amazing. But it would be very good to keep going and to try to break any records.”

Mahrez feels at home in Manchester. He has just signed a new three-year contract and will soon be celebrating the birth of a daughter with wife Taylor Ward, daughter of former City striker Ashley Ward and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn.

He added: “I believe that if you work hard you get rewarded. I was never worried about leaving. I love the club and that’s where I feel the best here.

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“It’s difficult saying this, because I’m from a way different area, from Paris, which is so different to Manchester. But my family is here as well, so Manchester is like a 50-50 home. I really wanted to keep the stability because I feel good in Manchester.”

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Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-city-riyad-mahrez-transfer-27557401

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