"Players at top clubs always have to face competition for places, it is normal for big clubs to have a lot of great players and City are a big club with a big manager", he explained.
City have Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva on the right flank and Leroy Sané on the other so the need for an extra wide player in not immediately obvious.
"Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so it's him who has to decide and we will see". This is the past and we are looking forward now.
Speaking at his first news conference as a Man City player, Mahrez said: "I have always believed that "H" (Harry Maguire) is a very good player, he has shown that since the day he came to Leicester and the season he had past year".
'They have everything to try and win it, ' he added.
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Mahrez, though, said he did not wish to discuss the frustrations of the January transfer window and rather set his sights on what he can achieve at Manchester City.
"I have showed over the last three years in the Premier League that I deserve to play at the highest level".
Asked if he should have left the King Power Stadium sooner, he said: "Maybe, but it is the destiny".
"The most important thing is I'm here, happy and starting a new challenge and a new life", he said."[January] is in the past, I'm here now.it's what happened before and I'm happy now.
"Pep [Guardiola] is a big manager, he's won a lot of things and made history with this club".
"Writing above a picture of England players applauding their supporters in Moscow, Walker tweeted: 'I'm still heartbroken and never felt so gutted". They beat everyone, ' Mahrez said. I didn't hesitate at all. They broke all the records in the Premier League, which is unbelievable. "I'm very confident in myself and I hope to help this team to improve".