Riyad Mahrez delighted to make Manchester City debut

Riyad Mahrez delighted to make Manchester City debut

Former England keeper Hart, who has been on loan at Torino and West Ham and never played a Premier League game for Pep Guardiola, kept a clean sheet in his 45 minutes on the field after Mario Gotze beat Claudio Bravo with his first-half penalty.

Guardiola was able to call on the likes of new signing Riyad Mahrez and German Leroy Sane, but his otherwise highly inexperienced, young team were unable to get the better of a Dortmund side who have already played one game this summer and looked far sharper in the opening match of this year's International Champions Cup tournament.

Jadon Sancho, who quit the Premier League club for Dortmund last August following a falling out with Guardiola, was introduced in the second half and began promisingly.

"I did what I did in the previous two seasons because I needed to play to be involved in the World Cup - and look where that got me".

Mahrez - a £60million signing from Leicester City - showed glimpses of his quality for the Premier League champions, nearly equalising via a free-kick on the stroke of half-time after Dortmund's Mario Gotze converted a 28th-minute penalty. "He has a lot of ambition and is still very young - he's a very good player".

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Mahrez, the $75 million signing from Leicester, made his debut and was City's best player.

"I'm happy that we won and happy to play against my old club. I'm glad he has faith in me", he said.

"The players are making a lot of runs with the ball, which is something I appreciate a lot. We had one week of training and I am so satisfied in the performance from these guys". "I'm open, but I want to do what's right for me at this point of my career and I want to give all of myself to the right cause". We can not forget what we've done but we start again.

The Premier League champions seemed to be nearly invincible last season, picking up an unprecedented 100 points and finishing 19 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United in table. "We prefer to win the game but we know what is going to happen in pre-season".

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