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​Man City star Mahrez thought he'd never play English football

Riyad Mahrez says he never thought he would've made it in English football.

The Algerian joined an impressive Manchester City side this summer, but is still grateful for the support he received while in Leicester City.

"I thought I was never going to play in England, I thought I was going to play in Spain or France. I thought it was more my type of football," Mahrez told SkySports.

"But in life you never know, you're never sure about anything. When I arrived here I found the football I like, the football I want.

"I arrived at a club where they made it easy for me. They were first, winning every game and we had a good team at the time. It was easy for me to settle and be involved in goals. We always had the ball, so it was a good start for me, to settle in England and English football.

"After that, when I was playing, I found it very good. Box to box - I love these games."

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