Riyad Mahrez aiming to win Champions League with Manchester City

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

Manchester City's record signing, Riyad Mahrez, is confident he cannot only break into the champions' first team but also help improve it.

'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'.

Mahrez, who was named the CAF African Footballer of the Year in 2016 after lifting the Premier League title with Leicester City in the 2015/16 campaign, made 179 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 48 goals and assisting another 38 strikes.

"They have everything to try to win the Champions League". Last season they lost in the quarter-final and I know they have the ambition to go further the next season.

Now he has finally got his big move and he has no fear battling it out for places with the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva. I want to be part of this.

'Every big club there are big players, ' he added. "Competition is part of football and it is good because everyone can improve". I thought what City did previous year was awesome, it was unbelievable to break all those Premier League records, but I am confident about myself. You can improve yourself and the squad. "I'm very happy and will give my best to this club".

'They broke all the records in the Premier League which is unbelievable and I never wavered.

'If I moved sooner then maybe I wouldn't have been happy. I wanted to work under him and play for this club.

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. They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved because reaching the semi final is very, very hard.

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