We are missing too many penalties – Guardiola

We are missing too many penalties – Guardiola

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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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However, a point was enough for both sides, who both go into the hat for the last 16 draw.

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