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Riyad Mahrez on UCL Final: “It’s the first time for the club, the first time for a lot of us, but it’s massive for everyone.”

Algerian star confident of final.

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Riyad Mahrez could not be more excited for the upcoming UCL Final. As we grow closer to the highly anticipated match, the Algerian star spoke about how happy he is to be here, his dreams of playing it it and much more.

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“It’s a dream. Since I was a baby, since I was young, a young teenager, [I’ve been] watching this type of final – that’s why it’s special. Now we have to play a good game and to win,”

“It means a lot because you remember where you come from and you’re thinking, ‘Wow! It’s a good achievement.’ It’s good to play the final, but you need to play it to win it.

“It’s massive [for the club too]. It’s the first time for the club, the first time for a lot of us, but it’s massive for everyone.

“It would mean a lot to win the Champions League here. It would mean so much to this club, to this organisation because we’ve never won it. It would be amazing to lift it.”

“It’s been a very good journey. I came here to try and win more trophies and we’re doing that every season and I’m very happy here,”

“Working with Pep and top players makes you improve. I’ve played more games, have more experience so it improves you automatically. It takes you to the next step

“It’s an honour [to be one of few Algerians ever to reach the Champions League final].

“It’s always good for people from my country do good things. We will see in the final what will happen. It would be a big, big achievement.

What mentality from the star winger. It’s a safe bet he is happy with his decision to come to Manchester City and has reaped plenty of rewards and titles.

All that’s left is to punctuate this great run with a UCL Final win on Saturday.