Pep Guardiola recently heaped praise on one of his wingers – Riyad Mahrez while also inadvertently tossing some banter on the Algerian winger’s way.
Mahrez has been a shining light for Guardiola in recent weeks, with a couple of superb performances coupled with goals earning him a regular place in the first team.
The 28-year old was the inspiration behind the 6-1 rout against Aston Villa on Sunday as he continued to show why he should be a regular starter for the Champions.
One of Mahrez’s biggest advantages over his fellow team mates is his overall fitness and the lad can go for months without experiencing any lengthy layoff.
Guardiola spoke on Mahrez’s form where he hilariously seemed to suggest the Algerian was set to continue his superb form because he simply cannot get injured due to his lack of meat in the legs.
“The difference last season and this season is he plays more minutes because the manager is more kind to him. You see his legs it is impossible to be injured because he has no muscles. The final third he has something special, always I have the feeling he can score a goal." The City boss analysed.
Mahrez was also integral for City as they took a major step towards qualifying for the Carabao cup final by beating Manchester United in the derby.
Notably, City played the match with no recognized striker up front and still managed a comfortable 3-1 win.
According to Guardiola, sometimes it is all about placing a player where he is most comfortable.
"The idea is the same from day one to today, it doesn’t matter who you play, the difference is the quality, but the idea is completely the same.
As far as Mahrez’s physique is concerned, statistics have shown that buffer players tend to suffer more muscle injuries and lengthy spells on the sidelines.
The likes of strikers Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero have always had recurring muscle and hamstring injuries.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City completed the signing of highly-rated Nigerian-born star Camron Gbadebo from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.
The 17-year-old centre-half defender made a successful switch from Leicester City U-18 academy to Etihad Stadium following his successful trial.
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