London – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sang the Algerian superstar, Riyad Mahrez, describing him as an exceptional player and a man of great fights, in the philosopher’s answer to a question about the reasons for the excluding the most expensive deal in the history of club, Jack Grealish in recent weeks. The statements of the Catalan technician have come to deny the validity of what was raised in the past few days and hours, on the tense relationship between Pep and the desert warrior, against the background of the easy opportunity that the 31-year-old wasted, in the last summit on Tuesday against the Real Madrid, which ended with the 4-3 victory of the Sky Blues, in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich was asked what the reasons for the arrival were in Aston Villa’s bench in the last seven games and his response was: “Nothing has changed. We prefer Mahrez to Grealish because he has been with us for a long time and we are counting on him in the big. I always say that he gives the team something special and when I see the ball in his or Foden’s feet, I feel that we are in able to score. “He added:” Riyadh is an outstanding player and shows his worth in important fights, “which affects Grealish’s playing minutes, as he is Mahrez’s first contender for the offensive right winger position, underlining at the conclusion of his speech in this part, which is responsible for “choosing the basic training in based on every game, far from the story that there is a good player and a bad player. “The captain of the Greens managed to establish himself on the main strength of the City, after a period of suffering and on the bench, especially at the level of Premier League matches English League, and he did so thanks to his great impact on the team’s performance and results, with his contribution to scoring 32 goals, of which 23 signed. In addition to 9 assists, he maintained his place as the team’s top scorer in this season and the second highest scorer in English Premier League players, after Mohamed Salah, who has visited Liverpool opponents 30 times and scored 14 goals from his participation in 44 games in various competitions. Mahrez and his mates in Man City will be on a date with a test complex against Leeds United in its “Island Road” stadium, in one of the matches of the 35th round of the English Premier League, which City is in lead with 80 points, one point behind his rival Liverpool, which opens the round on Saturday afternoon Another out-of-this-world clash against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.