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Riyad Mahrez's wife Taylor Ward reveals what Saudi Arabia is really like for WAGS in brutally honest interview

Riyad Mahrez's wife Taylor Ward reveals what Saudi Arabia is really like for WAGS in brutally honest interview

Ward has spoken out after going viral.

Riyad Mahrez's wife has revealed what life is like for football WAGS in Saudi Arabia after a clip of her went viral.

Mahrez completed a surprise move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli from Manchester City last summer, but it wasn't just his fans that were caught off guard.

Taylor Ward, wife of the Algerian winger, has revealed she was on the beach on holiday when her husband phoned her to say he was moving to Saudi Arabia the next day.

The couple feature in Amazon's new series 'Married To The Game', and a clip of Ward's reaction to the news has gone viral. A tearful Ward said: "I'm going to be sat here at home on my own," to which Mahrez replied: "It's part of the game innit."

Now, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Ward has opened up on life in Saudi Arabia.

"So far, the experience has been amazing," she said.

"There's obviously no alcohol so I won't be having a glass of wine! To be honest, there's more there than I originally thought. When I went on my first trip, I saw a Nando's. I was just like 'I'm so happy they've got Nando's'.

"The vibe is just very different. It's a lot more chilled out there, it's quieter and calmer, whereas in Manchester life is so busy - there's so much going on and we're always going out for dinner and seeing friends.

"That's probably what I'm missing the most, seeing family and friends rather than what the country is missing.

"The people have been so lovely - I think that was actually a massive shock, how nice everyone has been. You can't compare it to the UK - it's nothing like here.

Taylor Ward didn't expect Riyad Mahrez to leave Man City (

"I'm enjoying it so far, it just feels like I'm on holiday, I don't feel like I've moved there yet."

One of the main concerns families of players joining Saudi clubs have is gender segregation rules in the Gulf State.

Mail Sport previously reported that the wife one one player who had joined a Saudi club was being hissed at in a shopping centre for wearing shorts.

However, Ward insisted that such rules are being relaxed.

"I think it depends on where you go. At the moment they're looking at relaxing these rules. From what I had heard, I was worried about that stuff when we first went, but it's surprised me. It's more relaxed from what I was first told.

"I'm not just saying this, I actually really like it. I can't fault it so far, we've really enjoyed it. We've just got our house here so I'll definitely be staying in Jeddah and won't be going anywhere else.

"It's got beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants. I don't think there would be any need to move anywhere else. I'll be in Jeddah for the foreseeable that's for sure."

Featured Image Credit: Amazon & Getty

Topics: Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City, Saudi Pro League, Saudi Arabia, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours