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. ”