ALGERIA FOOT: Algerian international Riyad Mahrez will have to change his game because of Norwegian striker Erling Holland, English media have confirmed.
In a report from the ‘Manchester Evening News’ newspaper, Mahrez is expected to focus more on penetration and aim to provide crucial assists to his colleague Holland at the heart of the attack.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has switched to the obvious striker for the first time since the departure of Argentina’s Sergio Aguero, which the newspaper added calls for a change in approach to the game.
The ‘Manchester Evening News’ continued its analysis, suggesting that Riyad Mahrez will be out of action this season as it will be reserved for the Norwegian striker.
Following the arrival of an obvious striker to Manchester City in the current summer transfer window, many analysts expect the Algerian international’s goal tally to drop next season.
The national team winger finished the previous season as the Spanish coach’s top scorer, finding the net 24 times.
The captain of the national team recently extended his contract with Manchester City, where he will play for the “Citizens” team until 2026.
A report published by English newspaper ‘The Athletic’ listed the reasons behind Pep’s decision to keep Mahrez for the season as he played a major role in crowning City with their first ever English Premier League title.
The second reason is the ability to resolve conflicts, especially in individual, one-on-one matches, which Guardiola talked about a lot last season and considered the best characteristic of his star.
The newspaper added another advantage, which was his tally of goals and assists last season, which was exceptional for the Algerian.
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