Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has lamented his team’s poor record from the penalty spot.
This comes after a goalless draw in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
City had a golden opportunity to win the game when Emre Can tripped Mahrez inside the area, giving the visitors a stonewall penalty.
However, the Algerian missed his second Champions League penalty of the season, seeing his effort well-saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.
“Of course it’s a problem,” Guardiola told BT Sport of the miss.
“Since I was here we missed 24 or 25 penalties, most of them in the Champions League, it’s too much.
“I always admire the courage, the responsibility to do it. But we miss a lot of penalties. We have to improve. The little details and margins in this competition is the key, the difference.
“Riyad scored a lot in big important moments, here [in 2021 Champions League quarter-finals]. If he feels it next time, he is going to take it. But we have to improve.”
However, a point was enough for both sides, who both go into the hat for the last 16 draw.