London – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed his deep annoyance at the continuing phenomenon of wasted penalty kicks, in his comment on the penalty kick missed by Algerian star Riyad Mahrez at face of Borussia Dortmund, who gathered the team at the “Signal” Iduna Park “stadium, and ended with a result in white in the penultimate round of the Champions League group stage. The Catalan coach stressed the need to get rid of this bad habit, amounting to 25 wasted penalty kicks, since the philosopher came to the technical leadership of the Celestial Club in the summer of 2016, including two missed kicks from the leader of the lovers of the deserted on the last two occasions in cup with ears, the first against Copenhagen and the second against The Black Festival, equaling the previous German international Mesut Ozil, who did it with Arsenal in the 2013-2014 edition. Guardiola said, in statements that have more than one meaning, which loves “the courage of men who take penalties, and it is not about Riyadh, it has been repeated with us several times in this tournament (European Champions League), and it’s difficult when so many penalties are wasted, I think he (Mahrez) will think and rest now. He wanted to score football and was the first with the mentality to go and run ”. He added: “This is a problem, we have missed a total of 25 penalties since I got here, and most of these kicks are in Champions League, and that’s not good enough, and I’m not talking about a specific player. many players take penalties and fail to score, but we have to find a solution to this problem. “The language of numbers shows that the 31-year-old has taken a total of 32 penalties in throughout his professional career at the level of club and Algerian first team, of which he scored 23 kicks, compared with 9 wasted kicks, with an estimated success rate of 72%, according to the site web “Transfer Market”. Although Manchester City drew 0-0 in their last two league games, it was in lead Group G, with 11 points, four points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund and seven full points from the third group, Sevilla, and then Copenhagen in last place with only two points.
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