The Man City star reveals the ‘largest disappointment’ of his career

Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez is hoping to make use of earlier disappointments as motivation on this year’s Champions League.

City he surrendered a great chance to win the competition for the primary time in 2020 as they beat Lyon within the quarter-finals in Lisbon.

They’ve bounced back impressively this season to succeed in the semi-finals for the primary time in 5 years and on Wednesday they face Paris St Germain on the Parc des Princes within the first leg of their last 4 tie.


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“I believe last season was the largest disappointment of my career, with out going by to the semi-finals,” said the winger Mahrez.

“Nevertheless it helped so much this season as a result of we have been so, so decided to get by. This year we had these experiences and I believe we’re a lot better.

“The Champions League is what we’re missing. I do not assume anybody in our team has received it earlier than. In Europe that is the best factor you’ll be able to play for and win. ”

Mahrez, who was born and raised in Paris, is in fantastic type and was named man of the match in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Tottenham.

He said: “I do not know if it is the best since I have been right here however I believe I am good at crucial moment of the season.

“After all, as a boy you dream of those stages, the semi-finals and the finals of the Champions League. We have now to step up and play as we play within the Premier League or make the Carabao Cup final. ”

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