African players abroad UEFA LEAGUE : Mahrez would rather face PSG in Champions League semis

Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, has reportedly revealed that he would rather face Paris Saint-Germain in the Uefa Champions League semi-final.

I would like to face PSG because I come from France. But it’s too early. Beforehand, we have to win our second-leg, or at least not lose it. Then we will see,” he reportedly told Canal+Sport.

Mahrez is from Algeria but he spent the better part of his career in France before signing for Leicester City in England a few years ago.

The Algerian said this ahead of City’s trip to Germany for the quarter-final second-leg match against Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League leaders won the first leg 2-1, but Mahrez admitted that the tie is far from done and dusted.

It’s always a good result to win. We played well, we had a lot of chances and they had two or three. It will be an open game, we will go there to try and win,” he said.

Should City progress past Dortmund this week, they will face the winner of the quarter-final tie between Bayern Munich and PSG who clash on Tuesday.

PSG won the first away leg 3-1, courtesy of Killian Mbappe’s brace.

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