Riyad Mahrez hails Said Benrahma’s brilliant form for West Ham and says he’s not surprised to see his Algeria teammate becoming a regular in David Moyes’ Hammers… as he vows to keep his place in Manchester City’s starting XI
- Said Benrahma has been one of West Ham’s best players so far this season
- Algerian has already scored six goals in all competitions this term
- Riyad Mahrez believes his international team-mate can continue his great form
- West Ham could go level with Man City in third with win at the Etihad on Sunday
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez says it was only a matter of time before his international team-mate Said Benrahma became a success 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.
Benrahma’s has become a regular in David Moyes’ team and already doubled last season’s tally of three goals.
Said Benrahma has become a regular in David Moyes’ West Ham side this season
Mahrez, who had his own teething problems following a £60million move from Leicester, had no doubts it would work out for the Hammers playmaker.
‘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.
The Algerian (right) has already scored six goals in all competitions this season
Benrahma scored the winning penalty as West Ham knocked Man City out of the Carabao Cup
Riyad Mahrez faces his Algeria teammate when City host West Ham on Sunday afternoon
‘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.’