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Man City attacker Mahrez happy for Benrahma over West Ham success

Manchester City attacker Riyad Mahrez is happy seeing Algeria teammate Said Benrahma impress at West Ham.

The Algerian colleagues will be up against each other in a battle between two of the top four at The Etihad this afternoon.

"Said is doing very good," he said. "Last season he also played good but didn't score the goals he expected.

"The performance was there however and this season he has had more starts.

"I am happy for him because he is a very good guy and I hope he keeps going."

Mahrez was excellent against PSG in midweek and hopes that will be enough to keep his place in Pep Guardiola's star-studded group.

"If you make a good performance and score goals then you have more chance to play," he added.

"We have a big squad and everyone has quality so the manager decides. You have to work hard to play."

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