Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to say that Riyad Mahrez is not physically strong. He recently had his say via his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, however, the team can always bank on the quality of finishing from Riyad Mahrez because he has never relied on physical strength to thrive.
Pep added that Mahrez can still improve this season because he has the technique and skills to do just that.
His words, “No, last season was the best moment I have found for Riyad.”
“He can still be better this season to be at the same level of the last five or six months last season when he was outstanding. The quality of his finishing [is key this season]. The personality of the penalties and when he is close in the box, he has ability and technique.”
“He is not strong – see his legs – but he has technique and quality.”
“As a player, he has a special quality.”
“In the last year we struggled with penalties and now he is a guarantee.”
“He scores every penalty he takes and especially under pressure. You take a penalty at 4-0 and it is easy but last season in Dortmund he scored when we were 1-0 down and this season 1-0 down against Arsenal he scored.”
“He has the personality to take the ball and do it.”
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