Riyad Mahrez hits back at allegations that “City don’t watch other teams”
Mahrez claims surface
Sensational claims allegedly made by Riyad Mahrez hit the headlines yesterday, with the Algerian on international duty. First reported in The Sun, Speaking to French outlet Canal+, Mahrez is quoted as saying:
The lads at City don’t watch other teams’ matches on TV. They don’t give a s*** about them.
“Plenty of times in the dressing-room I’ve heard certain others asking: ‘What happened in the game last night?’
“I don’t know what to say. It could be the Champions League semi-final.
“But if you are a footballer, you shouldn’t be coming in the next morning and asking what the result was in yesterday’s game.
“I have friends who are footballers, yet they don’t like football.
“They play it because they are obliged to, and because there is big money involved.
“For me football is a passion. I am beginning to near the end of my career.
“I ask myself what am I going to do in the world of football.
“Honestly, that is the only thing going on in my mind.”
Riyad Mahrez claims some footballers ‘don’t give a s*** about other teams’ matches’ in astonishing rant https://t.co/x8B9U37iaG
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) September 1, 2021
Mahrez hits back
Taking to twitter, the Manchester City winger has hit back at these claims, however. Quoting an outlet reporting the news, he tweeted:
“Never said this or anything close to this”
❌ Never said this or anything close to this 🤫🤫🤫 https://t.co/Jam6VzBwJn
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) September 2, 2021
It is not the first time that Mahrez has called out the media on social media, once again taking to twitter to challenge claims made by The Athletic’s Sam Lee in November 2020 that Kevin de Bruyne had had a go at him on the pitch.
Well I don’t know where your sources come from but you should definitely don’t trust them Sam 😂 https://t.co/HGYCJHIVNx
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) November 1, 2020
The full interview is available for you to make up your own mind here.