We have never seen it happen before a club winning a domestic treble in England, but this season we all experienced the great achievement by Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City.
Last summer Pep decided to pay Leicester City £65million for the services of Riyad Mahrez, a player that hit the headlines back in 2015/16 being so integral in that Premier League victory.
After showing inpatient and struggling to get a move away from Leicester City it all came to reality when he last season made a dream move to The Etihad. He had probably not seen his role completely and Pep neither had decided on his use of Riyad Mahrez.
Mahrez (28) is still not yet 100% satisfied probably, despite captaining his Algeria to a African Nations Cup win, and winning three domesting titles with Manchester City in his first season with the club.
Hopefully Pep Guardiola will see Mahrez as a player that can be a more regular in the Man City team this season and benefit from the captaining role in a tournament were players such as Mohamed Salah, Saido Mane and several other “big names” had to see them all being outplayed by Algeria and their biggest star Riyad Mahrez.
When Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson decided to use a minor fee £400.000 to secure the services of Mahrez from his French club Le Havre, he might not have seen, in his crystal ball, what has happened.
Riyad Mahrez is a player that lifts trophies, manage to take his teams into the next level of performance and then also to see him captaining his nation makes him closer and closer to the player Pep Guardiola hopefully will give more games in the Premier League and Europe next season.
Pep should look at the facts, listen and learn, since Riyad Mahrez is the one that so many times managed to secure wins for Leicester City during that remarkable 5000/1 season, and he has done it again by surprising many with a fantastic achievement with his nation.
Riyad Mahrez had a “slow” start to his “legendary status” at Leicester City, being part of a promotion push that in a way was great, but few recognized as fantastic. He also had a thing or two to say in that “great escape” season, prior to that Premier League win, and if Pep is willing to build on that African Nations Cup win, he might be rewarded with another major trophy, giving Mahrez more influence in this seasons Champions League campaign.