spiritualism. Riyad Mahrez, the boy who impressed his last wish at Sarcelles, is today in Manchester City’s heyday.
CSome people will say this is mektoub. Will will tell him that he just follows his passion, courage, will and stardom. He is Riyad Mahrez, the captain of Fennecs in Algeria. It all started in Sarcelles on the outskirts of Paris. There, Mahrez kicked and used the ball until he was 18 when he left his city without entering the training center. This will prove to be a profitable option: despite the “unconventional” route and the “abnormal” route, Mahrez will gradually climb to the top. If we look back at his story, no one would have thought that the young offensive midfielder from Vals Vals would face Paris SG in the Manchester City jersey in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final (9pm) on Wednesday.
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In fact, “only one person believes that this is Riyadh himself,” said Hayel Mbemba, a former teammate of AAS Sarcelles, where the Algerian international learns football. His friend assured him: “His character is stronger than average.” He described him as a “soccer madman. Once again, he should be gentler.” At 11 o’clock in the evening, in his Sablons district, it is not uncommon to encounter Riyadh to play football. “As long as there is a field, he will play, even if there is no light, no one can stop him! Laughs Hayel Mbemba, he is also his university tutor. “His success, he only owes himself. Even in difficult times, he has firm confidence. AAS Sarcelles director Mohamed Coulibaly explained that some people may think this is arrogant, but it is not.
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Whoever wanted to listen to him, young Riyadh all said: “I will get there, I don’t know how, but I’m going to Brazil to participate in the World Cup.” His educators retorted: “You can’t even play Sarcelles! »Related to Mohamed Coulibaly. The young “Sarcelles Nuggets” has technical qualities, but the “physical delay” is not good for him, his former educator explained. At 18, the seesaw started. He left. Sarcelles was tested in Campa (Finistère), who is currently playing for CFA. Then, “he seeks a professional contract” and “has courage with both hands” and has a professional reserve to Marseille or Le Havre, etc. The talented team applied, detailing Hayer Mbemba. The Norman club playing in L2 allowed him to sign his first professional contract with the reserve team in 2011.
After staying in Le Havre for four years, he finally joined the first team. Riyad Mahrez set out to try English adventure with Leicester. Leicester then moved into the second division. In the beginning, the player is a “hesitator”. He “seeked the advice of friends in Sarcelles, and finally convinced himself to go there” and confided to the people around him. Since then, Riyad Mahrez has written his legend: After Leicester’s comeback in the Premier League, he went from the humble “fox” epic to the 2016 English championship title , Facing the large clubs in the country,. Then he signed with Manchester City’s superstars in 2018 and won a new league title in 2019, and also promoted the African Cup of Nations with Algeria’s entry.
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“His profession is an anomaly in football. Hayel Mbemba analyzed that he defeated the prediction with his technical qualities. For Sarcelles’ former senior teammate Franck Satougle, “Mahrez is the best in the world. When I watched him on TV, he was doing the same dribble when he was 10 years old. His career “coaching is the dream of any young suburb, he is only a few steps away from winning the most beautiful European trophy on an atypical route”. He saw Riyad Mahrez grow into a “fan”, but he still remembered, “Even when Le Havre played for a professional player, he will return to his building on Sunday to play football!” “.
The mayor Patrick Haddad, located less than 20 kilometers north of Paris, confirmed that in Sarcelles, this is “the pride of the region.” Under the moved eyes of his mother, Halima, he was awarded the City Medal in 2019 at a ceremony held in the city hall. Riyadh is a respected person with excellent physical and mental training. The mayor said that this is the source of inspiration for the Sacherova people. His friend Hayel Mbemba added: “He is a good boy. He keeps his soul and expresses himself with the ball.” The captain of the Algerian team has always been attached to his city. This is part of the communication process, inviting young people to Manchester to participate in the civic competition and discussing this “atypical” route starting in Sarcelles, which will open this summer.
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