Riyad Mahrez talks about his encouragement for Marseille and confirms that he will try to do everything so that Manchester City win the meeting.
This came in press statements he made at the press conference for the meeting, during which he confirmed that the reason for his support for the team was his father.
Mehrez said: “The match will be very difficult, like the rest of the Champions League meetings, and I follow the French League and Marseille, and they have a lot of capabilities and one of the difficult teams.”
He added, “We know that their line of attack is very good, and we will try to defend them with the best of our ability, and to score goals and not to receive them. This is the most important thing for us.”
And he added: “I have always said that I have followed Marseille and encouraged them since I was young because of my father, but in tomorrow’s meeting I will not think only of the match, I am playing for Manchester City and I will do everything to win.”
Mahrez had confirmed in previous press statements that he did not rule out playing for Marseille or Paris Saint-Germain in the future.
It is worth noting that Manchester City had defeated Porto in the opening round of the Champions League group stage by three goals for one goal.