Algeria international Riyad Mahrez believes he is set to reap the rewards after adjusting to life at Manchester City. Mahrez has had limited game-time since City broke their club transfer record in July by signing him from Leicester for £60million.
But the Algeria international claimed his first City goals on Saturday as a second-half brace helped the Premier League champions demolish Cardiff 5-0.
The winger admits he is still getting used to City’s style of play but feels he is getting up to speed with the demands of Pep Guardiola.
“It’s not been a tough time for me,” Mahrez told reporters.
“When you arrive at a big club you have to adapt to the style. The manager [Pep Guardiola] has helped me a lot, and in the last two weeks I have felt a lot better.
“You can see that on the pitch. I never complain, I just work hard in training, and it’s paying (off) now.
“But I have to keep going – scoring is not a final thing.
“The style of play is different, but I stayed at Leicester for nearly five years and knew I would need time to adapt at a new club like City.”