Leroy Sane ready for Manchester City battle with Riyad Mahrez

Happy to battle

Manchester City forward Leroy Sane has admitted that he is happy with competition for his spot in the team with new signing Riyad Mahrez.

The German was voted as the young Premier League player of the season in the last campaign but he saw Leicester City man Mahrez join the club this summer.

With both players competing with each other for a wide spot in the team, there is always going to be a battle.

However, Leroy Sane will embrace the competition and is actually happy because he knows it will push him on.

“I’m totally happy for it — I like competition,” he explained, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. 

“He’s a really good person.  When I first met him here, he’s really nice, open, and a really class player.

“I think everyone’s seen it before in Leicester that’s why I’m really happy that he’s here.”

Riyad Mahrez celebrates opener vs Huddersfield

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Repeating the success of last season

The big question for City this season is whether they can repeat their record-breaking season.

Though, it is also the Champions League in which they want to succeed.

Now, Sane has explained why they are getting closer to competing for European honours.

“Yes – I think, step by step, we’re getting closer,” he continued.

“It’s still hard that we couldn’t achieve more than we did last season.

“Like always, this will be our target — to be better in this competition.

“It’s really hard because you see the other teams and everyone is trying to get better to win the season and stop us too and the way we play, our tactics.

“We have to work hard to get more perfect in some situations.”

CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 28: Leroy Sane of Manchester City is tackled by Joe Bennett of Cardiff City during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at the Cardiff City Stadium on January 28, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola reveals Riyad Mahrez could feature vs Chelsea

Mahrez’s Manchester City career is set to get underway this weekend in the Community Shield.

That is because Pep Guardiola has been talking about the players’ possible involvement.

Click here to find out what he had to say. 

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