GABRIEL JESUS has revealed he was not completely happy after Riyad Mahrez was chosen to take Manchester Metropolis’s penalty in opposition to Liverpool yesterday as an alternative of him.
File signing Mahrez grabbed the ball after Virgil Van Dijk had tripped Leroy Sane within the closing levels of the highest of the desk conflict.
However the Algerian continued his spot-kick woe by blasting his effort excessive into the away followers – that means the sport ended goalless.
Regardless of lacking his final two pens himself, Jesus seemed visibly upset that he was not given the possibility to win the sport for Metropolis.
And afterwards, the Brazilian mentioned: “Clearly I’m not completely happy. Like Riyad, I’ve been practising (the penalties).
“I want to have taken it, I used to be assured, so I used to be not completely happy that they didn’t permit me.
“Pep spoke with me. That is a part of soccer, typically this stuff occur. I’ll assist Riyad if the supervisor chooses him once more.
“Nonetheless it was vital that we didn’t lose the sport.”
It means Mahrez has now missed six of his final ten penalties within the Premier League – together with one for Leicester on the Etihad in spring 2017.
But boss Pep Guardiola admitted he was unaware of the stats when he gave the thumbs up for his £60million new boy to take it.
In the meantime, Mahrez admitted a powerful defensive efficiency from the champions had helped to spare his blushes.
Metropolis conceded seven objectives in two journeys to Anfield final season however Jurgen Klopp’s males barely registered a shot heading in the right direction this time.
It meant the guests no less than got here away from their bogey floor with some extent and keep on high of the Premier League going into the worldwide break.
Mahrez mentioned: “We have been very sturdy defensively. It confirmed we are able to do each – have the ball and be very sturdy as nicely.
“It’s crucial and it’s one thing that we are able to take for the longer term. It confirmed we aren’t only a workforce that desires to play, and leaves large areas.
“However we’re a workforce who need to be sturdy defensively, and that’s what we confirmed at Liverpool.
“It’s a very good draw, a powerful efficiency and we deserved to win.